For this assignment, students will choose a person to interview at a facility (clinic or hospital) that utilizes EHRs. Some possibilities include the Informatics Nurse, Risk Manager, Director of Patient Access (Medical Records), Director of Pharmacy Services, Manager or Director of Billing, or Chief Nursing Officer.
Choose a focus for the interview from one of the following main topics:
• Medication reconciliation and medication administration safety – Pharmacy Director • Bridging the gap between Nursing and Informatics – Informatics Nurse
• Behind the scenes – what does it take to keep a paperless facility running smoothly on the EHR – Informatics Nurse or IT specialist • Billing in the EHR setting (compared with paper) – Patient Accounts/Billing • Medical errors/patient safety – Risk Manager • Productivity – CNO or Nursing Director
Prior to the interview, write five to 10 questions pertinent to the chosen topic. The questions should be geared to get the questions answered in order for you to write the paper.