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March 17, 2015  2:11 PM

Nurses would trade time spent on medical devices for patient care

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
device interoperability, Interoperability, medical devices, nurses, transcription

Nurses would spend more time at patients' bedsides if they could cut down on how often they have to operate medical devices. That sentiment was shared by 91% of 526 nurses that took part in a survey commissioned by Gary and Mary West Health Institute and conducted online by Harris Poll. More than...

October 22, 2014  1:05 PM

Nurses bemoan system deficiencies in EHR survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR cost, EHR implementation, ehr purchasing, nurses

Nurses -- a group of employees often left out of hospital technology purchasing decisions -- were recently asked for their opinions on the EHRs they work with. Their disapproval was nearly universal. Nearly all of them (98%) said they weren't part of the purchase or configuration processes for...

June 25, 2013  12:05 PM

Ohio nurses call for delay of EMR implementation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR implementation, EMR, nurses

Nurses at the Massillon, Ohio-based Affinity Medical Center called for the delay of their facility's EMR implementation due to safety concerns. The nurses outlined their concerns in a letter sent to hospital officials, citing a lack of training with the new system and understaffing in the days...

September 20, 2012  1:21 PM

Getting nurses involved in EHR implementation may pay off

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR implementation, nurses, physicians

We hear a lot about how physicians are dealing with the transition to electronic health records (EHR) and whether or not EHR implementation supports their ability to deliver care. But could it be that the focus on physicians' use of EHRs overlooks the experience of

June 23, 2010  12:00 AM

Nurses share their EHR implementation priorities

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR implementation, EMR, nurses, workflow analysis

Time and time again, experts tell us that the best EHR implementation begins before a purchasing decision is made -- by

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