Using the Electronic Health Record in Nursing Research: Challenges and Opportunities
Changes in the patient record from the paper to the electronic health record format present challenges and opportunities for the nurse researcher. Current use of data from the electronic health record is in a state of flux. Novel data analytic techniques and massive data sets provide new opportunities for nursing science. Realization of a strong electronic data output future relies on meeting challenges of system use and operability, data presentation, and privacy. Nurse researchers need to rethink aspects of proposal development. Joining ongoing national efforts aimed at creating usable data output is encouraged as a means to affect system design. Working to address challenges and embrace opportunities will help grow the science in a way that answers important patient care questions.
Health Management and Policy
Journal of Nursing Research
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Samuels, J., McGrath, RJ, Fetzer, S., Mittal, P., Bourgoine, D. 2015. Using the Electronic Health Record in Nursing Research: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Nursing Research. Vol. 37, No. 10.