The most precise vital sign assessment will not lead to an accurate response if it is not documented quickly and correctly. The transition to EMRs can have unintended consequences, which adversely impact patient safety and nursing efficiency. In the case of routine vital signs capture, a process that occurs thousands of times a day in hospitals, the process can become badly broken.
As hospitals move to electronic documentation, nurses often are forced to document on paper, then later on computer - raising the chances of transcription errors, the inaccessibility of data, and certainly the amount of time required to capture such vital data.
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Health Care Demands: No End in Sight
Hospitals are requiring significant improvements in operating efficiencies - not only from a cost-reduction standpoint, but also from the clinical staff perspective. As patient-to-caregiver ratios continue to climb the factors related to patient safety become an even greater priority.
The Joint Commission's National Safety Goals
Improve the accuracy of of patient identification
Enhancing the effectiveness of communication among caregivers
Reduce the risk of health care-associated infections
Improve recognition and response to changes in a patients condition
"Performance measures become a natural derivative of the care delivery process. It is only under these circumstances that measurement requirements can continue to evolve without creating undue burden on heath care organizations"
- The Joint Commission supporting view on the move to EMRs
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