Effectively Using EHRs with Interdisciplinary Teams: Improving Health & Quality of Care
PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Hanley, M.A., Acton, C., Jordan, J., Nixon-Lewis, B., Bradley, C., Gray, D., Mitchell, M.B. , Delaney, J., Thornton, D., Collins, R. & Philips, B.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice, Informatics, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration
Continuing Education, Graduate Students
Classroom, Clinical Setting, Skills or Simulation Laboratories
Online or Web-based Modules
1. Identify gaps in meaningfully using technology to address safe, efficient patient care in a clinical scenario.
2. Discuss knowledge necessary for the multi-disciplinary team to effectively use the data that was integrated in the EHR.
3. Describe how an interprofessional team approach along with the EHR improvements might have contributed to Mr. Head Injury’s care and ultimately, how this approach and use of EHRs could be used to improve health outcomes in other areas of their institution or organization.
4. Identify any workflow issues or common practices that contributed to Mr. Head Injury’s care.
This case study can be used on multiple levels and settings. Additionally, the case studies have been used in online classes (MSN Core Informatics course), in classroom settings (DNP Intensives), and in conference settings for workshops reinforcing patient safety, quality, interdisciplinary teams and effective use of EHRs. This case study has been used coupled with workflow redesign to address gaps identified in the workflow related to safe and effect use of EHRs.