Informatics: essential infrastructure for quality assessment and improvement in nursing.

  • Sara Henry
  • Published 1995 in
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics…

Abstract

In recent decades there have been major advances in the creation and implementation of information technologies and in the development of measures of health care quality. The premise of this article is that informatics provides essential infrastructure for quality assessment and improvement in nursing. In this context, the term quality assessment and improvement comprises both short-term processes such as continuous quality improvement (CQI) and long-term outcomes management. This premise is supported by 1) presentation of a historical perspective on quality assessment and improvement; 2) delineation of the types of data required for quality assessment and improvement; and 3) description of the current and potential uses of information technology in the acquisition, storage, transformation, and presentation of quality data, information, and knowledge.

Cite this paper

@article{Henry1995InformaticsEI, title={Informatics: essential infrastructure for quality assessment and improvement in nursing.}, author={Sara Henry}, journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA}, year={1995}, volume={2 3}, pages={169-82} }