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Enhancing Patient Safety Using Clinical Nursing Data: A Pilot Study. Stud Health Technol Inform 2016;225:103-7 PMID: 27332171

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To enhance patient safety from falls, many hospital information systems have been implemented to collect clinical data from the bedside and have used the information to improve fall prevention care. However, most of them use administrative data not clinical nursing data. This necessitated the development of a web-based Nursing Practice and Research Information Management System (NPRIMS) that processes clinical nursing data to measure nurses' delivery of fall prevention care and its impact on patient outcomes. This pilot study developed computer algorithms based on a falls prevention protocol and programmed the prototype NPRIMS. It successfully measured the performance of nursing care delivered and its impact on patient outcomes using clinical nursing data from the study site. Results of the study revealed that NPRIMS has the potential to pinpoint components of nursing processes that are in need of improvement for preventing patient from falls.

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Choi J, Choi JE


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Accidental Falls
Clinical Nursing Research
Electronic Health Records
Information Management
Nursing Care
Nursing Informatics
Nursing Records
Patient Safety
Pilot Projects
Quality Improvement
United States
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