- 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.
Excerpts from the Foreword
As the importance of informatics spreads across all aspects of healthcare, the numbers of articles and books published on this topic have increased exponentially. Knowing what is available and what is important is a challenge.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is the centerpiece of the effective use of informatics in health and health care. As we create big data and increasingly depend on decision making with Computer Decision Support, quality becomes a major concern. We are not yet at the level of quality we need for the important use of data and extraction of knowledge. Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing & Health Care provides an opportunity to view the changing roles of nurses to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by technology and the use of that technology for healthcare. The book is an easy read and is applicable for undergraduate or graduate work, or even just for someone interested in the field. The book addresses the right level of depth on a topic–deep enough for the reader to have a good understanding yet not get bogged down in too many details…
…Electronic Health Records for Quality Nursing & Health Care is a significant contribution to the field of literature in informatics. Some features that I like very much are the various scenarios included in each chapter that clearly help the readers increase their understanding of the material. The references at the end of each chapter are worth the price of the book. I am impressed with how Dr. Kelley weaves the reference material into her writings.
I strongly recommend this book for your book shelf. Whether you use this book for teaching or for class material, it is well suited for both. Dr. Kelley has grasped the flow and development of the field and shares that with the reader.
—W. Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FHL7, FIMIA