Perhaps the most important element in achieving higher levels of job satisfaction and staff retention in nursing homes and other long-term care (LTC) facilities is making sure the EHR platform is as intuitive and user friendly as possible. Not long ago, these systems were notoriously difficult to use — or at least, perceived as such by staff. As a result, many workers resisted engaging with them. And that could negatively affect productivity, patient outcomes and job satisfaction.
Today, though, the best EHR systems are designed to mimic the smart devices people use every day. Carrying around easy-to-use, touchscreen-enabled tablets makes it easy for nurses, aides and other clinical workers to utilize this powerful technology. And that encourages acceptance, as well as greater satisfaction with their day-to-day work.