Nurses Demand Delay Of EHR Rollout

Erin McCann | HealthcareITNews | June 20, 2013

"There has been no planned increase in staffing and no decrease in elective procedures during the time of the transition."

Citing insufficient training, system shortfalls and the hospital's failure to involve direct-care nurses in the implementation process, RNs at the 266-bed Affinity Medical Center in northern Ohio have asked hospital officials to delay the rollout of its new Cerner electronic medical records system.
The 250 or so direct-care nurses at AMC, represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee — a national union representing nurses — have attempted to postpone the EMR go-live date, which is slated for June 21.