Electronic Health Records as Information Source in Assessment of the Effectiveness of Delivered Care - A Pilot Study

Hanna Von Gerich, Hans Moen, Laura Maria Peltonen

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Effectiveness is a key element of high quality health services. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the potential of electronic health records (EHR) as an information source for assessing the effectiveness of nursing care by investigating the appearance of nursing processes in the documentation of care. Deductive and inductive content analysis were used in a manual annotation of ten patients' EHRs. The analysis resulted in the identification of 229 documented nursing processes. The results indicate that EHRs can be used in decision support systems for assessing effectiveness of nursing care, however, future work is needed to verify these findings in a larger data set and extend to other dimensions related to care quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCaring is Sharing – Exploiting the Value in Data for Health and Innovation
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-389-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-388-1
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventMedical Informatics Europe - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 22 May 202325 May 2023
Conference number: 33

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630


ConferenceMedical Informatics Europe
Abbreviated titleMIE


  • Electronic health records
  • hospital
  • nursing
  • process assessment


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