Quality improvement, measurement, and accountability pervade all health care, including the agendas of nursing, other care providers, and consumer groups. One new face of quality is unequivocal: data will be more equitably shared among all groups for data-based quality judgments. This will emphasize quality more than cost with greater involvement of the citizens compared to health care providers, payers, and health care product suppliers. Emphasis on quality will allow patients to have a voice heard and amplified through the implementation of patient-centered outcomes in the computerized patient care record. This article describes the implications of the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) for nursing information systems and the computer-based patient record.
- Computer-based patient record
- Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)
- Nursing classification
- Nursing minimum data set (NMDS)
- Standardized language