Affinity Nurses Seek Delay On Electronic Records

Christina McCune | | June 18, 2013

Affinity Medical Center registered nurses are asking hospital officials to delay a new electronic health record system set to begin this weekend.

The nurses, who would be the primary users of the Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system, cited inadequate training and short staffing.

Affinity registered nurses, who are represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee in Ohio, an affiliate of National Nurses United (NNU), documented their concerns in a letter to hospital officials Friday. They said they tried to deliver it by hand along with a second letter demanding to negotiate a contract with the union. The letters were not accepted.