Have been doing electronic charting for about a year, maybe a little longer with the VA, we are usig CPRS - I forget what it stands for, something about computerized personal records..
It has it's ups and its downs. The best thing I like about it is there is no more guessing about a dotor's order. All orders have to be put in via the computer - I can actually read everything without feeling like I am decifering code. We have templates, point and click on alot of the stuff we have to do, like fall risk, elopement risk and initial and complete assessments. Care plans
were just added about 2 weeks ago. Things don't always work as plans, computer glitches, you you still have to double check everything.
What i dislike about it, you can't edit a note after you have signed it, you have to make an addemdum (sp) to the note. That ans some days I feel like nothing more than a glorified computer tech. But comp tech's make a lot more $$ than I do.