Ergonomics in the Health Care Industry.docx

The safety of their patients and seventy two percent

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the safety of their patients and seventy-two percent believe they improve patient safety and avoid medication errors. Emphasizing every EHR application is the goal of doing business more efficiently, and the HIMSS Analytics reports are trying to demonstrate the integral role of nurses in helping hospitals achieve just that. If the staff members do not use the necessary equipment properly or if it does not fit within their workflow and is uncomfortable to work on, not only will EHR systems never reach their full potential, but they stand to cause physical injuries to the staff. This issue alone limits the nurse’s ability to execute their jobs and can ultimately impact the quality of care that patients receive. For health care facilities to maximize their investments as well as their system implementations, they must gauge their caregivers’ new workflows and embrace 1
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supportive design and devices that improves comfort while also allowing them to deliver optimum care to their patients. Ergonomics refers to the application of scientific knowledge to a workplace to improve the well-being and efficiency of workers, A recent report, “ How Digital Healthcare Helps and Hurts Nurses,”
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  • Fall '18
  • Dr.Joshi
  • Health care provider, Health Care Industry, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Analytics, Adrian Gitch

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