Evans heads to ECU for symposium

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Guyla Evans, senior clinical systems analyst at Nash Health Care, was selected to present two of her poster proposals at the first Health Informatics Symposium at East Carolina University. Evans is working toward her PhD in technical and professional discourse at ECU.

Evans’ posters dealt with variations between different electronic medical records software and how they affect the way patient history is recorded.

One poster focused on comparing physician documentation across different electronic medical record systems, considering how these systems represent patient information in the new “patient-centered record” model.

Patient centered records, the result of recent health care legislation, are meant to help ensure patient questions and concerns are addressed, instead of only cataloguing a course of treatment for a disease. The second poster focused on the data conversion processes used when migrating from one electronic medical record system to another.

Originally from Ayden, Evans is a longtime resident of Tarboro. She received both her bachelor’s degree in medical technology and her master’s degree in adult education from East Carolina University. She has worked for Nash Health Care for 27 years, serving as a laboratory supervisor and as an analyst in the information systems department of the hospital.