Plenary PLENARY: Using EHR-Based Outcomes and Data to Advance Evidence-Based Clinical Decisions

Monday, 12 July 2010: 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Description/Overview: This presentation is designed to assist emerging nursing scholars and nurse scientists to explore the possibilities of current and future research that can be conducted using the Electronic Health Records and Personal Health Records. In addition to outcomes from Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) participants will be challenged to explore research related to clinical decision-making, how EHRs are designed, the impact on critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and other issues related to usability and clinical design. r Research related to implementation and evaluation of the use of EHRs and PHRs will be discussed and opportunties for translating research into practice. Finally, the presentation will emphasize the evolving role of consumers with PHRs and the impact on nurse-managed chronic care management and patient advocacy will be highlighted.
Learner Objective #1: Describe how data from the Electronic Health Record can be used to generate 'best-practice evidence" for nursing practice and healthcare.
Learner Objective #2: Explore research opportunities that EHRs provide for nurse scientists including contribution to the generation and application of nursing science related to design, implementation and outcomes.
Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Office of the Senior Vice President, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Kathy Wodicka, RN, BSN, Professional Development Services, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN