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Love, Hate, or Indifference: How Nurses Really Feel About the Electronic Health Record System

SASSEN, ELIZABETH J. MSN

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: September/October 2009 - Volume 27 - Issue 5 - pp 281-287
doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181b2162a
Feature Article

Many aspects of healthcare have been positively affected by the advent of the electronic health record system. Considering the richly documented benefits, one might assume that most nurses would hold very positive attitudes toward an electronic health record system in their practice; however, frequently, this is not the case. This article examines how nurses feel about the electronic medical record, their reasons for adopting or rejecting it, and what thoughtful change management strategies can be used to stimulate acceptance.

Author Affiliation: Former Graduate Student of Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Corresponding author: Elizabeth J. Sassen, MSN, 11115 W Melvin Dr, Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (sassenp@comcast.net).

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