Survey shows 1 in 5 nurses routinely uses EHRs

12/5/2008 |

Harvard research shows higher levels of nursing excellence when RNs have access to computerized documentation, but only 1 in 5 reports routine use electronic health records. The survey found 17% of inpatient nurses said they routinely used minimally functional EHRs and an additional 67% use at least one of the components, including capturing patient demographics, electronic ordering of procedures, or drugs and decision support.

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