How are Electronic Medical Records Used by Nurse Practitioners?

Date

2014

Authors

Borycki, Elizabeth M.
Sangster-Gormley, Esther
Schreiber, Rita
Thompson, Joanne
Griffith, Janessa
Feddema, April
Kuo, Alex

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Abstract

In this paper we describe how nurse practitioners (NPs) use electronic medical records (EMR) features and functions at: (1) an individual and (2) a clinic level to support patient wellness and chronic disease management activities. Fifteen NPs from British Columbia (BC), Canada participated in a qualitative, semi-structured interview study. NPs used EMRs with individual patients and at a clinic level to support wellness and chronic disease management activities. NP’s used clinic notes, reminders, tasks and careplans to support wellness and disease management activities in individual patients while reports were used to manage patients at a clinic level.

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Keywords

nurse practitioners, electronic medical records, adoption, nursing informatics

Citation

Borycki, E.M., Sangster-Gormley, E., Schreiber, R., Thompson, J., Griffith, J., Feddema, A. & Kuo, A. (2014). How are electronic medical records used by nurse practitioners? In Lovis, C., Séroussi, B., Hasman, A., Pape-Haugaard, L., Saka, O. & Andersen, S.K. (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 205: e-Health—For Continuity of Care (pp.196-200). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.