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National Nursing Data Standards

The National Nursing Data Standards group’s goal is to increase the adoption and uptake of clinical data standards in Canada.
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The National Nursing Data Standards group’s goal is to increase the adoption and uptake of clinical data standards in Canada.


The National Nursing Data Standards group’s goal is to increase the adoption and uptake of clinical data standards in Canada.

This group will be of interest to individuals/organizations that are implementing clinical documentation – specifically admission and discharge assessments, within their clinical information systems. By participating in the group you will be aware of the clinical documentation standards that are being implemented across Canada and benefit from the lessons learned from other organizations that have implemented clinical data standards.

The adoption of national clinical data standards will:

  • Allow for consistent monitoring of outcomes across the continuum of care, thereby facilitating safe, quality care and continuity of care;
  • Enable national, peer-group comparability, providing both macro and micro insights to guide decision-making and inform funding requirements and health human resource planning;
  • Improve population health by enabling individuals to use consistently named, defined, and measured clinical outcomes data to understand and manage illness and improve their health.

Group Leads: Lynn Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN - Peggy White, RN, MN, FCAN

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Survey Reminder 02/27/24

Hi National Nursing Data Standards members, Just a reminder to complete this short survey by tomorrow to help us understand how to make our communities more meaningful. Survey link: ... Thank you,

Survey of National Nursing Data Standards Membership 02/16/24

Hi - hope you are doing well! I did get a different link from Edwin yesterday that worked. Thanks, Barb

Survey of National Nursing Data Standards Membership 02/16/24

Hi Barb, Did you try pasting the survey link to your browser? Let us know, Lynn

Survey of National Nursing Data Standards Membership 02/15/24

Hi - I received the email invitation to participate in the survey and have logged in but still not able to access the link. Thanks

Survey of National Nursing Data Standards Membership 02/15/24

Hello, In an effort to make our communities more meaningful for all members, we are looking for your feedback on what is working well and what could be improved in your user experience. Please take a couple of minutes to answer this short survey b...

UVic Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards 02/28/22

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UVic Health Terminology Standards Seminar - June 24 06/21/21

Please join us this Thursday June 24 at 5pm PT / 8pm ET for a 1-hour seminar Topic: Nova Scotia - One Person One Record Program Speaker: Keltie Jamieson, Senior Director One Person One Record Program IWK Health Centre & Nova Scotia Health Authori...

UVic Health Terminology Standards Seminar 06/14/21

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Nursing Clinical Reference Group - December 2020 meeting 11/26/20

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Reminder - Nursing Clinical Reference Group meeting 18 November, 2000 UTC 11/17/20

Good morning NNDS Community. A reminder from SNOMED International: " This is a reminder that we have a meeting of the Nursing CRG on 18 November at 2000 UTC. We want to focus discussion on implementation of SNOMED CT and how nurses are working w...

International Council of Nursing and SNOMED International: ICNP gap analysis 03/03/20

Good morning members of the National Nursing community, Thanks for helping to spread the news Lori, for your support and participation. Jane Millar has let me know that SNOMED International is "getting an amazing response to the announcement ab...

International Council of Nursing and SNOMED International: ICNP gap analysis 02/28/20

---Hello everyone in the National Nursing Data Standards Community, Please see the message below from Jane Miller (SNOMED International). I will be attending this ICN/SNOMED meeting and hope you will be able to attend. Kind Regards, Lori Block ---...

CNIA Webinar: Giving “Voice” to our Patients/Health Consumers through the Power of Big Data Science 11/15/19

This webinar may be of interest to members of this community. Join Sally Remus, RN and PhD candidate, and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) for a primer on big data science in nursing and how it can accelerate evidence, from disc...

Webinar: Pan-Canadian Asthma and COPD Standards for Electronic Health Records: The PRESTINE Initiative. 01/25/19

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Island Health’s Essential Clinical Data Set on Admission to Acute Care: A Quality Improvement Partnership and Process 01/23/19

Infoway would like to thank Samantha and Amy for the great presentation yesterday on their Essential Clinical Data Set review process and results. What a great example of clinical engagement, change management and informatics work and more. The p...


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2016 Symposium ( 1 Document )

2017 Symposium ( 1 Document )

2018 Symposium ( 3 Documents )

2019 Symposium ( 15 Documents )

Case Studies ( 2 Documents )

Publications ( 5 Documents )

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Stakeholder engagement ( 2 Documents )

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NNDS Infographic 2019

Published on Jul 08, 2019 by Lynn Nagle


The Value of Clinical Data Standards for Nursing

This video was developed by CASN, Canada Health Infoway in collaboration with the Canadian Nursing Data Standards initiative developed this video outlining the value of clinical data standards within the health care system



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University of Toronto
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Center for Addiction and Mental Health
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