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Chapter 10: Operational Workflow: Nursing > Nursing Technology Implementation

Nursing Technology Implementation

Technology is dramatically altering the ways in which medical professionals diagnose, treat, care for, and manage patients. Nurses play a central role in the adoption and overall success of many HIT projects.

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Nursing Goes Live with EMR Without Major Issues

A large hospital system in Georgia was going live with the EMR system. Since patient care was the top priority from executive management, they needed a way to install an EMR system without negatively impacting the patients or nursing staff. Management took a long hard look at the employee makeup and planned accordingly. The IT team attached to the project knew that training was going to be critical. The staff had a typical tenure of 20+ years and limited exposure to computers, and some were looking to retire if the project failed. A smaller group of staff were younger than 40 and had greater ....


  

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