Does Web-based Training for the Electronic Health Record Meet the Needs of the Medical Surgical Nurse

Sara Elizabeth Schroeder, St. Catherine University



Healthcare organizations are beginning to implement the tools needed to receive government stimulus money for meaningful use. The use of electronic health records is directly related to the amount of stimulus funding available to each healthcare organization. Nurse educators are examining innovative training tools to implement in order to meet the needs of the organizations. The purpose of this paper is to examine the question is web-based training an effective model for training nurses on the electronic health record. A pilot study was created to examine the question. The focus group included medical surgical nurses that had taken web-based training. The paper will address the educational gaps related to this topic and provide recommendations from the pilot study and literature.