The Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) project introduced systematic use of standardized clinical nursing terminology for patient assessments. Implemented so far in three Canadian provinces, C-HOBIC comprises an innovative model for large-scale capture of standardized nursing-sensitive clinical outcomes data within electronic… (More)
BACKGROUND The use of interorganizational, collaborative approaches to build capacity in quality improvement (QI) in health care is showing promise as a useful model for scaling up and accelerating the implementation of interventions that bridge the "know-do" gap to improve clinical care and provider outcomes. Fundamental to a collaborative approach is… (More)
BACKGROUND There are gaps in knowledge about the extent to which home care nurses' practice is based on best evidence and whether evidence-based practice impacts patient outcomes. AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between evidence-based practice and client pain, dyspnea, falls, and pressure ulcer outcomes in the home care… (More)
Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) is leading the collection of standardized clinical outcomes reflective of nursing practice. C-HOBIC introduces a systematic structured language for patient assessments across the health care system enabling abstraction of information into jurisdictional EHRs Thus the information is available… (More)
This report defines the Texas Accelerated Pavement Test Center (TxAPT) data procedures so users of TxAPT data can understand the handling and storage of " raw, cleansed, and processed " data.
Nurses are the largest contributors to patient care in all sectors of the health care system but you would not know that on the basis of information about nursing recorded on administrative databases. These databases contain information from patient charts that are abstracted after the patients are discharged. They include information about patients… (More)