Paul J. M. M. Epping

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In many countries nurses lack an adequate tool to assist in determining the essentials of an information policy in health care institutions and to outline the nursing component of the electronic patient record. In the United States criteria exist for systems that support the nursing process and for the electronic patient record, and the United Kingdom has(More)
The development of nursing information systems (NIS) is often hampered by the fact that nursing lacks a unified nursing terminology and classification system. Currently there exist various initiatives in this area. We address the question as to how current initiatives in the development of nursing terminology and classification systems can contribute(More)
RATIONALE A nursing minimum data set (NMDS) provides data that are useful to legitimate nurses' contribution to healthcare. In Belgium and the US, such NMDS are operational, other countries are developing it, among which is the Netherlands. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the nursing minimum data set for the Netherlands (NMDSN) is suitable to describe the(More)
  • W T Goossen, P J Epping, T Feuth, T W Dassen, A Hasman, W J van den Heuvel
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics…
  • 1998
It is often argued that Nursing Minimal Data Sets (NMDSs) have advantages for the nursing profession. The NMDSs that have been developed and applied in some countries have many features in common, but there are differences in purpose, content, sampling, collection approach, and developmental stage as well. This paper examines the advantages and(More)
VIZI and its successor NICTIZ (National ICT Institute for Healthcare) carried out a study to assess the status of ICT use in hospitals. The statutory obligation for the retention of care records and instructions was highlighted by the professional nursing institutions. Literature was studied to find out more about the contribution of nursing records to the(More)
Dutch nurses are confronted with health care information systems quite often. However, they do not take full advantage of electronic support for their care activities and professional development. The nursing process is often considered the core of nursing care delivery and guides the documentation of care. Currently, this process can be supported(More)
Nursing lacks an adequate tool to assist in determining the essential components of an information policy in health care institutions, and to outline the nursing component of the electronic patient record. The objective of this study was to determine the criteria to which a nursing information system, and its developmental process, should comply with, when(More)
This paper describes a comprehensive research project in progress that aims to develop a Nursing Information Reference Model. The study consists of several components. Together these components should lead to the production of the reference model. At the time of submission of this paper several components of the study are finished. After describing the(More)
Few reliable data are available about nursing care in the Netherlands, whereas pressure from society to support the contributions of the discipline of nursing to health care delivery increases. This paper presents an information model to support analytical access to nursing labour and services. This model, the nursing information reference model (Dutch(More)