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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.
Members: 72
Moderators: Linda Monico
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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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Reminder - Nursing Clinical Reference Group meeting 18 November, 2000 UTC 11/17/20

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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

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2018 Women Leaders in Digital Health 11/16/18

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LOINC Webinar: Advancing the Interoperability of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health on Monday August 20, 2018 07/25/18

... the free special LOINC webinar on Advancing the Interoperability of Social and Behavioural Determinants of Health on Monday August 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT). This webinar will discuss the fundamental need for representing individu...

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I am delighted to let you know that the National Nursing Data Standards presentation by Lynn Nagel and Peggy White, presented on May 16 is now available for download on InfoCentral:

Global Survey of SNOMED CT use done by SNOMED International 05/18/18

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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 )

Includes documents such as, Scoping Review, White Paper, etc.

Stakeholder engagement ( 2 Documents )

Includes documents such as Briefing notes.

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



Andrea MacLean
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Canada Health Infoway
Peggy White
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Lynn Nagle
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University of Toronto
Linda Monico
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Center for distance education
Dragana Lojpur
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Ontario Ministry of Health
Victoria Conconi
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Vancouver Coastal Health
Danielle Comtois
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Matthew Herbert
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Kelly Davison
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Canada Health Infoway
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Gevity Consulting
Jacqueline Smit
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
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Queen's University
Jodie Bates-Stromberg
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