2005-10-22 00:00:00

Winning support for a clinical information solution that meets nurses’ needs

Most clinical systems developers, like those creating electronic medical records (EMR) management systems, think the most important user in the system is the doctor. Doctors often are on the boards, they are often founders, they are probably interviewed ad nauseum to help create the EMRs. However, in my experience working with nurses is often times a better of way of getting the details squared away and then getting the doctors involved with pieces that might have been missed. The situation is pretty clear: if nurses don’t use the EMR, the EMR will only have partial information. And if an EMR only has partial information it may be actually more dangerous than not having an EMR at all.

Don’t get me wrong, the docs are crucial but we as clinical application architects and designers shouldn’t forget the nurses that also need to use the EMRs. Here’s an article on the subject written a few months ago that sheds some light on how to write clinical software that cater to nurses’ needs.

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