Implementation of nursing care plan in the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) findings and experiences

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006:122:309-13.


In this presentation we share findings and experiences from introduction of the nursing care plan in the integrated EPR in our hospital. We explain the chosen implementation strategy, and present findings from a survey distributed to the head nurses and key users, as well as audit of the charted nursing care plans. The main challenges in implementing electronic nursing care plan in our hospital turned out to be organizing and allocating sufficient time for the introduction and necessary training of the users. The head nurses played and play a key role in facilitating for and making sure that introduction to the system and training receives the necessary priority among the staff on the ward. The introduction of the nursing care plan in the integrated EPR concluded the introduction of EPR in the nursing service, and has contributed to a re-newed discussion of ease-of-use in the clinical setting, structure and content of the nursing care plan.

MeSH terms

  • Health Care Surveys
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Norway
  • Nursing Care*