Archive November 2012 XIII, No. 11

The Trials and Tribulations of Going Paperless

The switch from paper charts to computers is fraught with potential problems. We've learned some lessons the hard way.

Annette Saylor, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

— WIZARDS FOR DOCUMENTATION Wizards give RNs an OR record that matches their practice and workflow.

My EMR project has me feeling a bit deflated, I'll admit. Deflated, but not defeated. I was hoping and expecting that our electronic medical records would be up and running by the time this article, the last in a year-long, 6-part series, ran. Instead, our go-live date continues to elude me. I'm left leaping the same high hurdles that were standing in the way of a successful EMR implementation when last we met in September (see "The Stalled Install" at tinyurl.com/9444vdk).

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