Lesson 8 - Introduction The Electronic Health Record This lesson presents a discussion about electronic health records(EHRs policies governing their

Lesson 8 - Introduction The Electronic Health Record This...

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Introduction: The Electronic Health Record This lesson presents a discussion about electronic health records (EHRs), policies governing their implementation, how organizations can implement them, and their impact on the future of health care delivery. Upon completion of this lesson, you should be able to: 1.Define nurse informatics. 2.Describe electronic health records (EHR). 3.Discuss the implications of EHR on nursing practice. 4.List the steps to finding a quality EHR system for a healthcare organization.
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1. Define nurse informatics. Nurse Informatics: Definition As professionals, nurses fill many roles. Whether in administration, education, research, or at the bedside, nurses are responsible for maintaining, authoring, and safegaurding information daily. All of these nursing roles involve the science of nursing. “Nursing informatics is defined as the combination of nursing science (using clinical data to apply acquired knowledge and wisdom, gained from education, experience, and theory, to guide care that one gives) information science, and computer science” (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2009, p. 5). 3. Discuss the implications of EHR on nursing practice.
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2. Describe electronic health records (EHR).Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
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  • Fall '16
  • Jeanette Plodek
  • Electronic health record

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