EMR Nurses’ Wishes, Doing Good, and Good-Better-Best EHR

Seems fitting to start off our Twitter roundup with a nurse related tweet for Nurse Week. Lisa makes an interesting comment in this tweet. Unfortunately, most of the EHR effort is focused on the doctors and not nearly enough time on the nurses. When you look at the nurse interface of many EHR, it feels like an afterthought. It’s too bad since they spend so much of their work life in the EHR.

I wrote this post over on EMR and HIPAA, but I wanted the readers of EMR and EHR to read it as well. I think this is an important question for all of us. What good can we do? Can we do more than we’re doing today?

The concept of Good, Better and Best EMR is a really interesting question. We all know that there are good, better and best EMR, but there’s no really good way to know which EMR falls into which category. Plus, it changes based on an individual clinic or hospital’s environment. I wish I knew an easier way to tell the difference.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • Nurses are an integral part of the clinical setup, carrying out clinical orders and often interacting with patients more than physicians themselves. EHR implementation affects nurses as much as any other staff, and their needs must be considered when choosing a vendor and organizing workflow in the emerging digital landscape. In order for a practice to successfully implement a new EHR system, all clinical staff, including nurses must be willing to learn and engage with the technology.

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