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EHR: Three implementation stories from the CDI front lines

First came the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. Next staff implemented an electronic query/CDI system. Finally there was a move to a full electronic health record (EHR). When Emory University Orthopedic & Spine Hospital in Tucker, Ga., decided to phase out various elements of its traditional, paper medical record charts, it took things one piece at a time, says Linda Franklin-Yildirim, RN, CCDS, a CDI specialist at the facility.

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