Introduction: Documentation is important in different areas and fields of work, but especially so in healthcare. If we want to achieve an overall approach and quality treatment of the patient then it is crucial to connect nursing documentation with other relevant data of the patient. In everyday work paper documentation is still a regular feature but development and implementation of electronic documentation are becoming more and more important. Purpose: Our goal was to present the meaning of documentation in nursing healthcare, to present the views of nurses on documentation in nursing, to investigate which factors influence the implementation of the clinical information system, to compare paper and electronic documentation, to present the experience of using electronic documentation and make SWOT analysis of electronic nursing documentation. Methods: We used descriptive methodology, with a critical overview of Slovene and foreign literature regarding documentation in general, and particularly in the field of nursing/healthcare. Listed is the summary of Slovene and foreign scientific literature, papers and articles. The time frame of processing sources is November 2019 to March 2020. On the base of established criteria, 14 units of literature are used as references. Results: Approximately one hour is spent on managing documentation - this is 12,5% of the shift work hours, independent on the level of education. The biggest influence on the implementation of electronic nursing documentation is the human factor, especially computer competence. Electronic health record is a timesaving, useful, acceptable and adequate tool for quality care of the patient. Discussion and conclusion: The fact is that computers and information technology have become an integral part of the healthcare and nursing system. Electronically managed documentation enables the standardization of forms, terminology and data input. The main benefit of electronic health documentation as compared with handwritten medical records is the accuracy and legibility. Medical workers can access the relevant data of the patient quickly and effectively, make notes, share information and design the most appropriatefuture treatments.