What are FNP's in Family practice and Internal Med using for electronic med records?

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by gauge14iv gauge14iv Member Nurse

Specializes in ICU, ER, HH, NICU, now FNP. Has 23 years experience.

Recommendations?

Experience with certain companies?

Expense over and above what was quoted?

Likes?

Dislikes?

Implementation problems?

Has it helped your Documentation, practice and followup?

Has it improved communication among staff and patients?

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,658 Posts

Hello, guage14iv,

Thank you for the thread.

My take:

Negative

1 - Turn around time with entered document and its availability

2 - problems with tech support

3 - The fatal "crash" of the system

Positive

1 - Paperless

2 - Less pressure seeing patients

3 - Excellent training

4 - Better communication

Physician Micro Systems, Inc (now known as Practice partner).....

gauge14iv

gauge14iv

Specializes in ICU, ER, HH, NICU, now FNP. Has 23 years experience. 1,622 Posts

When you enter an encounter, is the encounter not available immediately?

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. 18 Articles; 13,658 Posts

No, it isn't. If one needs to retrieve the info immediately, there are a few minutes lapse. Now, that might not seem long, but it can interfere on occasion.

I have to say, however, since we've tweaked the system somewhat, we have been able to save some time with that issue. One thing I like is the ability to open many records at the same time, and, have outside contracted dx tests imported.......but, there is the time lapse - the imported dx test results.

Edited to read: Encounter entries are much faster than they were when we first started this program........

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