Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing and Health Care

  • Provides foundational knowledge and understanding of the implementation and use of electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Explains the system design life cycle of an electronic health record implementation
  • Provides methods for evaluating patient and population health outcomes
  • Numerous appendices provide supporting material and examples including a project timeline, workflow process map, and test script examples

This comprehensive reference provides foundational knowledge on electronic health records (EHRs) for the delivery of quality nursing care. Chapters cover descriptions of EHR components and functions, federal regulations within the HITECH Act, privacy and security considerations, interfaces and interoperability, design, building, testing, implementation, maintenance and evaluating outcomes. Key reference for nurse executives, nurse directors, nurse managers, advanced practice nurses, nurse researchers, nurse educators, and nurse informaticists.