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How to Get Nurses on Board the EHR Train
Health Leaders Media

With hospitals preparing to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) to qualify for financial subsidies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), nurses around the country are understandably concerned about the impact the systems will have on their job functions, patient care activities, and productivity.

In recent years, I have been involved in two highly successful IT implementations: I helped install an EHR in the emergency department (ED) at Union Hospital and a major system upgrade in the ED at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.