Registered nurses have been important in health care's transition to electronic health records and will continue to be needed in jobs that optimize and upgrade EHR systems. Beth Kilmoyer, nursing informatics manager at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, says nurses' hands-on experience can make EHR systems more efficient and user-friendly. Maureen Scanlan, nursing informatics director at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, says staff nurses can help define an EHR system that complements workflow.

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