Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Electronic Health Records Improve Nursing, Jan. 10, 2012

From the article: "U.S. nurses working with electronic health records consistently reported improvements in nursing care and better health outcomes, researchers say.
The study, published in the Journal of Nursing, found having a basic electronic health records system was associated with better outcomes independently of nurse staffing -- indicating that both play an important role in quality of care.
In addition, nurses in hospitals with fully implemented basic electronic health records were significantly less likely to report unfavorable patient safety issues, frequent medication errors and low quality of care, the study said." Read more

See Also
The Effect of Hospital Electronic Health Record Adoption on Nurse-Assessed Quality of Care and Patient Safety
Ann Kutney-Lee, PhD, RN and Deena Kelly, MS, RN, Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 11 - pp 466-472