Address EHR implementation strategies for health organizations and describe how EHRs improve patient safety. You will consider your own facility’s implementation of its electronic health record, if you have one. If not, you should contact a large health system in your area and talk to their IT department, or you may select one of your clinical sites and contact that IT department. Your other option would be to explain how you would implement an EHR system in a facility that was starting from scratch. Answer the following questions: (((rubric attached))) • 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?
• Describe “meaningful use’.