IIM  Vol.6 No.3 , May 2014
Methodology for Developing a Nursing Administration Analysis System
ABSTRACT

Nursing administration requires a large volume of wide-ranging information, and nurse administrators are limited in their ability to compile and analyze information for nursing administration. The purpose of this study is to create methodology for developing a nursing administration analysis system to aid nurse administrators in performing outcome analysis. In this methodology, information required for nursing administration in the PSYCHOMS? (Psychiatric Outcome Management System, registered trademark) database is analyzed according to the individual needs of nurse administrators. It features a combination of a classification method and an extraction method for obtaining quantitative and qualitative data as information required for nursing administration, and enables nurse administrators to easily obtain analysis results that they directly need. This methodology converts the time required nurse administrators to collect and organize information into time for making considerations in order to devise strategies for improving the quality of nursing care services, and can improve the quality and efficiency of nursing administration. This may lead to an increase of the quality of nursing care services at psychiatric hospitals. This methodology is highly versatile as it can be applied in information management, not only for nursing, but for the entire psychiatric hospital.


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Miyagawa, M. , Tanioka, T. , Yasuhara, Y. , Matsumoto, K. , Ito, H. , Suzuki, M. , Fuji, R. and Locsin, R. (2014) Methodology for Developing a Nursing Administration Analysis System. Intelligent Information Management, 6, 118-128. doi: 10.4236/iim.2014.63013.
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