Goal: Adding Nursing Performance to Real-Time Information on Patients

Conference to develop a roadmap for integrating nursing performance measures into electronic medical records

In 2004, Kaiser Permanente and Epic Systems Corporation held a conference to explore ways to integrate nursing performance measures into an electronic health record.

Kaiser Permanente is a nonprofit health plan serving the health care needs of members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Epic Systems Corporation is a provider of health care management software that integrates financial and clinical information across inpatient, ambulatory and payer technology systems.

The two companies had previously developed an electronic health record for Kaiser Permanente's approximately 8 million members. Its purpose was to provide clinicians, nurses and other care providers with real-time patient information and decision-making tools to support best practices and outcomes.

Key Results

  • During the grant period, Kaiser Permanente accomplished the following:

    • Held the "Symposium on Quality Reporting in Nursing" on March 10, 2004, in Madison, Wis., attended by some 144 people, including leaders in nursing, academia and informatics.
    • Published conference proceedings on the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Pathways website.

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