Reinterpreting the nursing record for an electronic context.


Department of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


This article seeks to facilitate the re-imagining of nursing records purposefully within an electronic context. It questions existing approaches to nursing documentation, critically examines existing nursing record systems and identifies new requirements.


Decision support systems,Electronic health record,Nursing,Quality indicators,Requirements,Terminology,User-computer interface,

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