Clinic manager publishes article on transition to electronic medical records

April 1, 2011 | Features, UToday
By Sarah Ritenour

A registered nurse at The University of Toledo Medical Center had her first article published about ways to minimize nurses’ fears and resistance to the implementation of electronic medical records.

C’Shalla Parker, clinic manager and educator, was published in The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, which is a peer-reviewed, online quarterly journal. She co-authored the article titled “Resistance of Nurses to Transition to an Electronic Medical Record.”

“One of my dreams has always been to be published, so this is quite an honor,” she said.

Nurses are historically protective of their paper documentation and have demonstrated resistance to the transition from paper to computer, Parker said.

The article demonstrates ways to minimize these fears and to ease the transition, including training sessions.

“I recently used the information I learned from our research during the implementation of the new Ambulatory Emergency Room in three of the clinics I manage at UT,” she said.

Parker is writing another article related to the merging of two call centers.

To read the published article, click here.

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