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
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).