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Week 5 discussion
Electronic health records (EHRs) are at the center stage of
the effort to improve health care quality and control costs. In addition to
allowing medical practitioners to access and record clinical documentation at
much faster rates, EHRs are also positively influencing care delivery and
nurse-patient interaction. Yet despite the potential benefits of EHRs, their
implementation can be a formidable task that has broad-reaching implications
for an entire health care organization.
In this Discussion, you appraise strategies for obtaining
the benefits and overcoming the challenges of implementing and using electronic
Review the Learning Resources focusing on the implementation
of EHRs in an organization. Reflect on the various approaches used.
If applicable, consider your own experiences with
implementing EHRs. What were some positive aspects of the implementation? What
suggestions would you make to improve the process?
Reflect on the reactions of others during the implementation
process. Were concerns handled effectively?
If you have not had any experiences with an EHR
implementation, talk to someone who has and get his or her feedback on the
Search the Walden Library for examples of effective and poor
implementation of EHRs.
By Day 3
Post an overview of at least three challenges in the
implementation of electronic health records and provide an example of each
challenge. Develop strategies for addressing each challenge based on what has
been demonstrated to be successful. Cite your resources.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
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