New E-book Details Facts Every Nurse Should Know About Electronic Medical Records

– Learn How EMRs Play Pivotal Role in Nursing –

AURORA, Colo. – June 19, 2013 – American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘Electronic Medical Records: A Nursing Perspective’ examines the pivotal role electronic medical records (EMRs) play in daily workflows and how they affect quality of care and a hospital’s profitability. This downloadable e-book provides a comprehensive overview to EMR implementation and basic facts that every nurse should know. The e-book is available for download.

As America’s hospitals venture farther into the electronic age, nurses must embrace the change and move forward and recognize the benefits the EMR provides to their patients, health care facility and the nursing profession.

“Information technology is one of the newest innovations in the health care industry and as nurses begin to enter into the new world of EMRs, they will understand how beneficial EMRs are to improving safety and quality of patient care, providing quick and easy access to patient’s information, decreasing medical errors and allowing practitioners to make better healthcare decisions,” says Ramona Yehle, Ph.D., MS, RN, associate professor, graduate nursing programs at American Sentinel University.

Dr. Yehle says the e-book helps nurses prepare for EMR implementation at their hospital or physician practice and serves as a guide about what they should know to overcome potential challenges to use health care’s newest technology innovation to revolutionize the nursing profession.

Meaningful Use of EMRs

‘Electronic Medical Records: A Nursing Perspective’ is a must read for nurses who want to learn the basic facts about EMRs to incorporate this technology into their nursing workflow to improve patient care and safety and help providers have quick and easy access to patient’s vital health records.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to EMR
  • The Great Debate: Pros and Cons
  • Meaningful Use
  • Patient Safety: Using the EMR to Prevent Medical Errors
  • Looking Ahead: Health Information Exchange Between Providers
  • EMR Translates into Career Opportunities

“EMRs will translate into career opportunities for nurses,” says Dr. Yehle. “Nurses who are naturally tech-savvy are a perfect fit for the exciting field of informatics since their clinical background brings crucial strengths to the field. Most importantly, by developing new skills nurses can take on new challenges and play an important role in the health care transformation.”

Download American Sentinel’s New E-book to Learn Why EMRs Play Pivotal Role in Nursing

Nurses interested in planning, implementing and evaluating information technology initiatives should consider making this their career specialty. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s RN to MSN, MSN and certificate programs with a specialization in informatics.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.