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Keywords

Informatics, Electronic health record implementation, Electronic charting, Electronic health record, Nurse-managed primary care centers

 

Authors

  1. BOSTROM, ANDREA C. PhD, APRN, BC
  2. SCHAFER, PATRICIA PhD, RN
  3. DONTJE, KATHY MSN, APRN, BC, FNP
  4. POHL, JOANNE M. PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
  5. NAGELKERK, JEAN PhD, RN, FNP
  6. CAVANAGH, STEPHEN J. PhD, RN, MPA

Abstract

The Michigan Academic Consortium of academic nurse-managed primary care centers supported member sites to venture into computer-based advances with the potential to improve quality of health services and students' educational experiences. The experiences of this consortium as it incorporated electronic health records in tandem with an electronic patient management system at several of its member sites reveal the benefits and challenges of such an endeavor. The processes of selection, adoption, and implementation of the electronic health record are discussed in this article. Many lessons learned in the process are discussed.