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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 Lead: Lynn Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN

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NIH Resource 12/14/17
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Hi Peggy, Could you please provide the link to the 2017 National Nursing Data Standards? I would like to distribute it to my colleagues at CIHI. Thanks
Proceedings from 2017 National Nursing Data Standards symposium 09/20/17
I have posted the proceedings of the 2017 National Nursing Data Standards symposium


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2016 Symposium ( 1 Document )

2017 Symposium ( 1 Document )

2018 Symposium ( 3 Documents )

2019 Symposium ( 0 Document )

Case Studies ( 2 Documents )

Publications ( 3 Documents )

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

Stakeholder engagement ( 2 Documents )

Includes documents such as Briefing notes.


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


Web Conference

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Andrea MacLean
Canada Health Infoway
Peggy White
Lynn Nagle
University of Toronto
Linda Monico
Canada Health Infoway
James Mitchell
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Tonie Castro
The Ottawa Hospital
Ryan Gibson
Island Health
Oleksandra Nepyyvoda
Oneil Blair
University of Alberta Hospital
Andrew Cummings
Regional Muncipality of York / McMaster
Dorothy Dewar
Health PEI
Jenny Altarejos
Miyume Inc.
Lismi Kallan
Think Research
Michelle Bradshaw
Hamilton Health Sciences
Christopher Meade

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