Type

Journal Article

Authors

Anne Byrne
Kate Irving
Roisin Morris
Abbey Hyde
Michelle Butler
Pearl Treacy
Anne Scott
Gerard Clinton
Pádraig Mac Neela
Pamela Henry

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
electronic health record ireland medical records systems computerized terminology as topic databases as topic health care system nursing care standards

Developing a data dictionary for the irish nursing minimum dataset. (2006)

Abstract One of the challenges in health care in Ireland is the relatively slow acceptance of standardised clinical information systems. Yet the national Irish health reform programme indicates that an Electronic Health Care Record (EHCR) will be implemented on a phased basis. [3-5]. While nursing has a key role in ensuring the quality and comparability of health information, the so- called 'invisibility' of some nursing activities makes this a challenging aim to achieve [3-5]. Any integrated health care system requires the adoption of uniform standards for electronic data exchange [1-2]. One of the pre-requisites for uniform standards is the composition of a data dictionary. Inadequate definition of data elements in a particular dataset hinders the development of an integrated data depository or electronic health care record (EHCR). This paper outlines how work on the data dictionary for the Irish Nursing Minimum Dataset (INMDS) has addressed this issue. Data set elements were devised on the basis of a large scale empirical research programme. ISO 18104, the reference terminology for nursing [6], was used to cross-map the data set elements with semantic domains, categories and links and data set items were dissected.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Anne Byrne, Kate Irving, Roisin Morris, Abbey Hyde, Michelle Butler, Pearl Treacy, Anne Scott, Gerard Clinton, Pádraig Mac Neela, Pamela Henry

Experts in our system

1
Kate Irving
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 66
 
2
Abbey Hyde
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 75
 
3
Michelle Butler
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 49
 
4
Anne Scott
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 18