Researchers from University of Washington Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of Nursing Informatics (Using commercially available tools for multifaceted health assessment: data integration lessons learned)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Nursing. According to news reporting originating in Seattle, Washington, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Health monitoring data collected from multiple available intake devices provide a rich resource to support older adult health and wellness. Although large amounts of data can be collected, there is currently a lack of understanding on the integration of these various data sources using commercially available products."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Washington, "This article describes an inexpensive approach to integrating data from multiple sources from a recently completed pilot project that assessed older adult wellness and demonstrates challenges and benefits in pursuing data integration using commercially available products. The data in this project were sourced from electronically captured participant intake surveys and existing commercial software output for vital signs and cognitive function. All the software used for data integration in this project was freeware and was chosen because of its ease of comprehension by novice database users."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The methods and results of this approach provide a model for researchers with similar data integration needs to easily replicate this effort at a low cost."
For more information on this research see: Using commercially available tools for multifaceted health assessment: data integration lessons learned. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 2013;31(7):329-34.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Wilamowska, Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7240, United States. Additional authors for this research include T. Le, G. Demiris and H. Thompson.
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