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Clinical Information Systems Discussion



The purpose of this discussion is for you to analyze different clinical information systems’ features and functionality and determine the most beneficial system for your healthcare setting.


Conduct an online search for two different electronic health record (EHR) software solutions you view as beneficial to your healthcare setting. Examples may include, but are not limited to, the following: eClinicalWorks, McKesson, Cerner, Allscripts, Athena Health, GE Healthcare, Epic, Care360, Practice Fusion, OptumInsight, and NEXTGEN.

Then, address the following:

  1. Identify two selected EHR software solutions and describe three features of each software solution.
  2. Compare and contrast the benefits of the two selected EHR software solutions.
  3. Select an EHR software solution that is best suited for your workplace environment and provide the rationale for your selection.

Program CompetenciesClinical Information Systems

This discussion enables the student to meet the following program competencies:

  1. Applies organizational and system leadership skills to affect systemic changes in corporate culture and to promote continuous improvement in clinical outcomes. (PO 6)
  1. Appraises current information systems and technologies to improve health care. (POs 6, 7)

Course Outcomes

Clinical Information Systems Discussion

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  1. Use information technology to collect and analyze data to generate evidence-based nursing practice across healthcare settings. (PC 4; PO 7)
  1. Evaluate the types of healthcare information systems, knowledge-based systems, and patient care technology and their impact on patient safety, quality of care, and outcome measurement. (PC 4; PO 7)
  1. Resolve ethical and legal issues related to the use of information, communication networks, and information and patient care technology. (PCs 2, 4; PO 6)


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