Electronic Medical Record Implementation Creates Opportunities for Nurses

With the push to obtain the full incentive payout for meaningful use of electronic medical records (EMR)/electronic health records (EHR) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, many hospitals are in the early stages of developing and implementing their EMR. These organizations need the assistance of nurses, both with and without technical backgrounds, to make the implementation and ongoing use of these new systems a success.

Jan Zachry, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of nursing and operations at Scripps Memorial Hospital says nurses with informatics backgrounds are needed to translate between EMR programmers and nursing staff.

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