The Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a vital tool in accessing the important details of the patient, the basic identification such as full name and birthday, the baseline vital signs and the past medical history as well as the current medical or surgical information. The integration of the EHR according to “the Agency for healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study highlighted the overall economic value” as well of having an EHR (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015, p. 255). The American Nurses Association (ANA) emphasized its goal of nursing informatics, which is to “improve the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals by optimizing information management and communication” in delivering excellent patient care utilizing the

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