Task force addresses big data for nursing research
The Nursing Value Workgroup hopes to create a warehouse of data from many sources to explore questions relating to nursing value, several of its members wrote in the September/October issue of Nursing Economics. The workgroup defines value of nursing as quality patient outcomes divided by cost of nursing care. It has completed a literature review and established the mission, vision, guiding principles and organization of the big data project. Workgroup members hope the data warehouse can provide nursing students and researchers with access to extracted and anonymized data along with high-speed computational capability, they wrote.