The establishment of a competent information management structure is a high priority for any health care organization. Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in the development of electronic health records as an integral portion of this structure. While implementation of an electronic health record is expensive, most health care organizations believe that the implementation is worthwhile. After a review of current literature and your textbook, post your answers to the following questions.
1. How does an organizations strategic plan relate to a decision to purchase information technology such as an electronic health record system?
2. What are the known incentives for implementation of an electronic health record?
3. What is the role of nursing in the development of these records?
4. What is the role of a nurse who specializes in nursing informatics?