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An implementation review of an electronic medical record system in a nursing home

Shriver, Kenneth (2015) An implementation review of an electronic medical record system in a nursing home. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh.

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Charles Morris is a non-profit healthcare facility run under the auspices of the Jewish Association on Aging (JAA), providing residential, home, and community services in an urban environment. This evaluation was performed in a nursing home containing 159 beds, offering full-service to short and long-term rehabilitation and residents in need of skilled nursing care. This paper explores the impact of implementing an electronic health record on the quality of resident care in a nursing home, while taking into account nurse hours to resident ratio and the complexity of resident needs. The public health significance of this research is relevant to the senior and elderly population as the nursing home industry is challenged with caring for an increase in aging population while reducing complications from chronic conditions. As the insurance industry becomes more critical of hospital readmissions, acute care facilities will face the burden of dealing with this elderly population and have more incentives to coordinate care plans with nursing homes and their residents. The review of this implementation has many implications not only internally for the organization but as recommendations for other organizations that are planning to implement their own electronic record system. Quality measures are reported to the state which in turn is published on the internet and made available to the general public. Today, the public can easily access a nursing homes core measures and compare one facilities quality outcomes and nurse staffing to another competitor’s facility. In a competitive environment where nursing homes are vying for patients and higher occupancy rates, company reputation plays a major factor on the overall success of an organization.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master's Thesis)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shriver, Kennethkjs108@pitt.eduKJS108
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCastle, Nicholascastlen@pitt.eduCASTLENUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberWatzlaf, Valerievalgeo@pitt.eduVALGEOUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 17:19
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 10:56


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