In May 2017, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a report entitled Standard Nursing Terminologies: A Landscape Analysis. ONC worked with a project team to conduct a landscape assessment to better understand the current state and challenges associated with using terminologies and classifications to support nursing practice within health information technology solutions. Through a literature review and interviews with terminology owners, this assessment examined the current state of development and usage within the 12 Standard Nursing Terminologies (SNT) recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA). This report:
- Defines a brief history of the development of standard nursing terminologies and efforts to gain consensus on a strategy for their use;
- Includes the level of advancement and interoperability of individual terminologies with electronic health records (EHRs); and
- Identifies themes in the form of challenges and opportunities.