Address EHR implementation strategies for health organizations and describe how EHRs improve patient safety. Consider your own facility’s implementation of its electronic health record, if you have one. If not,contact a large health system in your area and talk to their IT department, or select one of your clinical sites and contact that IT department. Answer the following questions:

  • State the EHR mandate. Who started it? When?
  • What are the goals of the mandate?
  • Describe your facility’s plan. If you have already implemented a system, what steps were taken? Make sure you use the website
  • Describe “meaningful use”.