Increasing the usability of nursing intervention classification in EHR's

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;122:985-6.


In this pilot study, we abstracted nursing interventions documented in cancer patients' records to analyze (1) which types of interventions that were documented and (2) to which degree these nursing interventions could be classified with the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC). This study provides us with valuable information about the usability of NIC as a classification system for use in Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

MeSH terms

  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Nursing Care / classification*
  • Pilot Projects