Analyze pros and cons of electronic documentation.
Explore the federal government mandated implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Describe rationale behind the mandatory implementation. Analyze pros and cons of electronic documentation. Examine the electronic health record where you are working or where you were a student nurse. If you could re-design it, what features would you add? Change? Delete? Describe influences on nursing practices with implementation of electronic health records. Discuss the impact of electronic health records on health outcomes.
Elements of the paper that must be included:
• Clear description of federally mandated electronic health records implementation.
• Rationale behind mandatory implementation.
• Discussion of pros and cons of electronic health records.
• Examination of desired re-design of current EHR.
• Discussion of influences on nursing practices with implementation of electronic health records.
• Discussion of the impact of EHR on health outcomes.