Week 6 assignment: implementing electronic health records

Step 1 Reflect on your involvement with the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) in the clinical setting (either as a practicing nurse or as a student in the clinical setting).

If you have not used an EHR, think about how you might implement an EHR in your practice setting. Answer the questions in Step 2 using this hypothetical EHR system.

Step 2 Address the following topics 

  • Explain at least three functional considerations to take into account when implementing an EHR.
  • Explain the regulatory considerations for implementing EHRs.
  • Explain interoperability. Why is interoperability important?
  • Explain data integrity. Why is data integrity important?
  • Explain why the security of data is important when implementing an EHR.
  • Explain the legal concerns surrounding the implementation of EHRs.

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