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Workflow Optimization: Essential in the Electronic Health Record Journey

Gocsik, Terri MS, CRNA, CPHIMS; Barton, Amy J. PhD, RN, FAAN

doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000048
DEPARTMENTS: Information Technology and the Clinical Nurse Specialist

This article is the second in a series that highlights the role of the clinical nurse specialist in electronic health record implementation. Analyzing clinical workflows and processes is a critical step in the successful implementation of information technology. This article highlights the expertise of the clinical nurse specialist in this process and provides an example to illustrate the process.

Author Affiliations: Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs (Ms Barton), College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Centennial, and Senior Manager, Aspen Advisors, Morrison, Colorado (Ms Gocsik).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Amy J. Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, College of Nursing, University of Colorado, 7983 S Trenton St, Centennial, CO 80112 (

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