Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. Kim Hawkins
Dr. Barbara Jackson
Dr. Ann Rothpletz
Faith-based nursing and healthcare is increasingly gaining popularity as the industry looks to minimize costs and improve health outcomes. Historically, qualitative studies have not shown the extent to which individuals and communities are impacted by health initiatives initiated by faith institutions. Healthcare technology can help support the specialty by providing increased quantity and quality data to analyze. Traditional, proprietary EMRs are too costly; however, open source systems offer a low cost, and easily modifiable option to non-profit, or smaller organizations. The data collected by an open source system allows organizations to improve the care that patients receive, and helps guide screening and preventative health efforts, contributing to the quantitative research available to show the impact of faith-based healthcare on patients and communities.
Warren, Gabri, "The Implementation of an Open Source Electronic Medical Record at a Faith-Based Community Clinic" (2019). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 78.