Electronic Health Record Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography on Meaningful Use and the Electronic Health Record
Nursing Informatics
Jennifer J. Carrillo RN
Dr. Morse
August 7, 2016 Annotated Bibliography on Meaningful Use and the Electronic Health Record
In 2004 President Bush addressed the need for healthcare reform through the electronic health record. President Obama further expanded this notion and attached financial incentives to hospitals and providers who became meaningful users of the electronic health record. Hospitals and providers had to sustain certain quality outcomes and measures. Currently, if quality outcomes are not obtained hospitals and providers are penalized. What is the sole purpose of meaningful use? Patient outcomes will improve and care will …show more content…

The following statement best surmises meaningful use: “meaningful use suggests that better healthcare does not come solely from the adoption of technology itself, but through interoperability or the exchange and use of health information to best inform clinical decisions at the point of care”. (Martin et al. (2011) pg. 52. Para. 2) The Omaha System remains statistically superior to other interface terminologies of the electronic health record. The efficacy of the Omaha system has been heavily researched and covers numerous types of patients in various types of settings. The authors, well credentialed and academic, thoroughly describe the Omaha system and its benefits for meaningful use achievement. I found it extremely fascinating that the authors referenced the author of resource 1. This article was well written but was more cumbersome and tedious to navigate through compared to other resource …show more content…

The resources above expanded on knowledge concerning the definition, evolution, proposed outcomes, research and the technology of meaningful use of the electronic health record. Nursing administrators, staff nurses, and nursing informaticists all perform an essential role in achieving meaningful use of the electronic medical record to improve patient care. Certain authors referenced other authors proving that the health information technology field is indeed a tightknit community. The resources were well written from highly credentialed authors and were, for the most part, easy to comprehend. All of these articles were written for the nursing professional with the exception of resource

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