The Development of Information System for Mental Health Nursing Interventions: A Literature Review


Background: Technology is used for not only the development of the health industry but also the advancement of health services, especially in mental health nursing. The current service of mental health nursing needs quick and accurate actions and security of documentation. An information system is a form of technology which can provide a solution to improve the quality of mental health nursing services.

Objectives: This paper aims to review some information system or application that was used in mental health and describe information systems associated with the patients’ ability in performing self-care also the outcomes of services.

Methods: This study is a literature review which collected its data from journal articles published from 2000 to 2019, with keywords: mental health, information technology, and mobile application. The articleswereretrievedfromtheelectronicdatabasesofGoogleScholar,PubMed,Wiley Online Library, and Science Direct. Seven articles were included in this review. The theme of this study is the information system in mental health nursing interventions.

Results: The results of the analysis show that technological development is applied in the information system of patient monitoring and independent actions in caring for symptoms of mental health disorders to increase the quality of mental health.

Conclusions: The implementation of information technology on the documentation of mental health nursing service has not been extensively developed in hospitals.

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