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The pharmacist and the EHR.

Nelson SD, Poikonen J, Reese T, El Halta D, Weir C. The pharmacist and the EHR. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2017 Jan 1; 24(1):193-197.

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Abstract:

The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across the United States has impacted the methods by which health care professionals care for their patients. It is not always recognized, however, that pharmacists also actively use advanced functionality within the EHR. As critical members of the health care team, pharmacists utilize many different features of the EHR. The literature focuses on 3 main roles: documentation, medication reconciliation, and patient evaluation and monitoring. As health information technology proliferates, it is imperative that pharmacists' workflow and information needs are met within the EHR to optimize medication therapy quality, team communication, and patient outcomes.





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