Dr William T.F. Goossen
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Monday, 01 January 2007

Dr William T.F. Goossen, RN, PhD

 William Goossen is currently researcher and consultant in nursing and health informatics and director at Results 4 Care B.V. in the Netherlands. He is involved in research and development of electronic patient records, and other applications of information and communication technology for nursing and health care. William is Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, Organizations, Systems and Community Health Area of Study, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, and Associate Professor, Adjunct on the faculty of the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

He earned the diploma Verpleegkundige A (Registered General Nurse) in 1978 at the Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the bachelors degree in nursing and nursing education (Tweedegraads Leraren Opleiding Verpleegkunde) in 1985. He started as nurse teacher at the Alexander Moormann Institute in Arnhem. In addition he served as a teacher from 1987 until 1999 at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden. In 1990 he received his diploma health care teacher first degree at the University of Maastricht (Eerste graads leraren opleiding HBO gezondheidszorg). He earned his PhD in the medical sciences at the University of Groningen in 2000, and the subject of his studies was ‘towards strategic use of nursing information in the Netherlands’. 

Dr. Goossen has rich experiences in international projects as well. He was involved in the Nightingale project to develop nursing informatics educational materials, and the Telenursing concerted action and Telenurse project via translating the alpha version of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. In 2000 he was invited to the second Nursing Terminology Summit at Vanderbilt University and participated in several of these summits. In 2000 the International Council of Nurses, for whom he served in the evaluation committee, also selected him as formal reviewer of the International Classification for Nursing Practice. He is the Dutch representative for the Nursing Informatics special interest group of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). These two organisations accepted him to co-lead on the i-NMDS project, together with Professor Connie Delaney. 

Dr. Goossen has lectured extensively on the subject of nursing informatics at many conferences, and at different universities (Groningen (NL), Rockhampton (Au) , Denver (USA), Turku (F), and Osnabrück (D), Iowa and Minnesota (USA)). He taught specific courses about health and nursing informatics, such as the European Summerschool Nursing Informatics 1992, 1995, 1999; the German Sommerschule Pflege­informatik 1998, 1999, 2000; Nursing Informatics Conferences 1997 and 2000; courses for the Portuguese Nurses Association in Portugal, 1999; and workshop about Ridit analysis in Copenhagen, 2000 and nursing minimum data sets and Delphi methodology in Dublin, Ireland, 2003, and health and nursing informatics Online for the college of nursing in Iowa since 2004 and School of Nursing in Minnesota since 2007. 

He has published numerous papers on nursing and health informatics and also on aspects of clinical nursing and evidence based practice. Most recent papers include:

  • Demiris G, Afrin LB, Speedie S, Courtney KL, Sondhi M, Vimarlund V, Lovis C, Goossen W, Lynch C. Patient-centered applications: use of information technology to promote disease management and wellness: A White Paper by the AMIA Knowledge in Motion Working Group. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008, 15 (1), 8-13. www.jamia.org

  • Goossen W (2006). Representing clinical information in EHR and message standards: analyzing, modelling, implementing. HINZ Primary Care and Beyond: Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care. Eds: Christopher Peck & Jim Warren. Publisher: Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) & Health Informatics Society of Australia Ltd (HISA)/ISBN 0 9751013 7 4// © The author(s) & HINZ All rights reserved.

  • Goossen W, Delaney C, Coenen A, Saba V, Sermeus W, Warren J, Marin H, Park HA, Junger A, Hovenga E, Oyri K, Casey A. (2006). The international Nursing Minimum Data Set i-NMDS In: Charlotte A. Weaver Connie J Delaney Patrick Weber Robyn L. Carr Editors: Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at the Profession, Discipline and Practice. Chicago, HIMSS, 305-320.

  • Goossen W, Ozbolt J, Coenen A, Park HA, Mead C, Ehnfors M, Marin H. (2004). Development of a provisional domain model for the nursing process for use within the Health Level 7 RIM. J Am Med Inform Assoc., 11 (3): 186-194.





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