Friday, July 2, 2010

ACD project renamed “e-chart”

E-chart: Lyster, left, and Sally Millar, RN, director of Patient Advocacy and Patient Care Services Informatics

The Acute Care Documentation (ACD) application, an electronic system for assessments, notes and flow sheet data, now has a new name: "e-chart." The name was selected from among more than 220 entries in the "Name that App" contest held this past February. Several contestants submitted the winning name, and Linda Lyster, a staff assistant for the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at MGH, was selected as the winner by random drawing. The prize was a football signed by Patriots player Logan Mankins.

"Working in the Munn Center, I am familiar with the importance of electronic documentation for nurses, as well as for all health care providers," says Lyster. "I look forward to the successful completion of the project."

The overall project will continue to be known as ACD, but promotional materials will display the new "e-chart" name. The application can be accessed by clinicians via the new "e-chart" button in the Clinical Application Suite.

For more information, contact Michele Cullen, RN, MGH ACD Information Systems project manager, at

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