1st HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory EMR, EMR vs EHR, Tech and Improved Patient Care

Posted on April 14, 2013 I Written By

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And every ambulatory doctor said, “Who cares?” Then they heard the answer, “Your new boss, the hospital CIO.”

It only cost the government a $36 billion program to make it happen. I still prefer the term EMR, but it basically doesn’t matter to me now. I use them interchangeably (as you might have noticed).

I love The Nerdy Nurse. Great lady (check out her blog). I do have to say that the tech can separate us. Depends on how it’s implemented. Luckily, I know the Nerdy Nurse is great at understanding the needs of nurses in an implementation. So, maybe that’s why she sees it as improving patient care and not separating us.