How introduction of an EHR system has impacted nurses workflow? The provider documentation practice has transformed from a (sometimes unrecognizable) paper charting system to an electronic health record (EHR) system.
Address the following prompts in a paper:
How do you feel the nurse’s workflow has been impacted by the introduction of an EHR system? Has the impact been positive or negative? Explain why and provide examples to support your response.
How has the EHR system contributed to measuring nursing workload and the value of nursing? Do you believe the system has contributed positively or negatively? Explain why and provide examples to support your response.
What improvements to the EHR system could impact workflow or help measure the value of nursing care?
Reflect on lessons learned from EHR development and implementation that may be applied to the development and implementation of new technology (e.g., things to start doing, stop doing, or do differently).
Your paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines. It should be 3-4 pages in length not including title and references pages. Support your work with at least three scholarly and professional sources.
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports The EHR automates access to information and has the potential to streamline the clinician’s workflow. The EHR also has the ability to support other care-related activities directly or indirectly through various interfaces, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
EHRs are the next step in the continued progress of healthcare that can strengthen the relationship between patients and clinicians. The data, and the timeliness and availability of it, will enable providers to make better decisions and provide better care.
For example, the EHR can improve patient care by: