Importance Of EHR Implementation

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Research has shown that it’s essential to the implementation process that proper training and support be installed. It can help facilities avoid errors, employee turnover, setbacks, and other general frustrations while facilitating a smooth transition to a new system. Many Studies of successful EHR implementation have consistently recognized the importance of training during the implementation process. According to Mcalearney, Robbins, Kowalczyk, Chisolm, & Song, important factors that lead to successful EHR implementation include targeting training to users’ needs, timing training to coincide with implementation, and providing knowledgeable on-site support (2012). It is also important to take into consideration that there are different approaches …show more content…
Nurse leaders must work with frontline staff to develop standardized care pathways in EHR systems that define order sets and select terminologies that are consistently describe the work that nurses perform. Nurse leaders must work with EHR vendors and technicians to structure the system in such a way that it helps them capture necessary clinical data. Nursing leadership should be leveraging the impact of each system implementation in order to achieve more effective care processes. Nursing leadership is the representation of the nursing staff as a whole. They are there to make sure that implementation of the system streamlines the workflow process. This will improve health outcomes and reduce duplication of nursing efforts. This will also alleviate the strain of not having nursing input when the EHR implementations are being done. Nurses are the central hub of information in healthcare. Nurses interact and interface with every aspect of communicating and assessing patient care needs. This is why successful EHR adaptation hinges on nursing leadership that understand the importance of having nursing input on the design, delivery, training, and implementation of an EHR system (Sensmeier, …show more content…
These nurses will be involved in the process pre implementation, during implementation and post. The nurse leadership should be representatives from each department. There should be an establishment of user groups and super users to help transition nurses on the floor during the pre-implementation and implementation phase. The super user is the savvy nurse who is comfortable with the EHR system and will be specifically trained to help people in their unit. For those who need extra help and training there should be online platforms available as well as on-demand training and webinars. It is very important to hold training sessions during times that won’t interfere with clinical work. Classes should be focused and not interrupted by patient care needs. Classes should be set up so that nurses are training with nurses from their unit, for example labor and delivery nurses should not be training with nurses from medical-surgical units. During the training process there should be extra people available to provide elbow support if a nurse falls behind in class or needs extra help. The trainers/educators should also be able to train the staff on the use of the system and also understand if there any underlying clinical questions,

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