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1 Implementation of Electronic Health Records Using Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory Krystal Shook Walden University NURS-6051N-56 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare through Technology
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2 Implementation of Electronic Health Records Using Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory Electronic health records (EHR) are booming in the world of healthcare today. There are many advantages of EHR use including improved safety, ability to share healthcare information in real time, better coordination of care, and overall improved healthcare quality. However, the biggest obstacle in EHR implementation is user training. Implementation of EHRs can be successful if all members of healthcare have ownership in the product and processes (McGonigle and Mastrain, 2018). The diffusion of innovation theory was created by Everett Rogers and was based on five levels. The levels included relative advantage, compatibility, simplicity, trialability, and observational results. Rogers theory explains that, over time, a product gains momentum and spreads through population; and “results in individuals adopting a new idea, behavior, or product” (Boston University School of Public Health, 2016). For this paper I will outline how I can implement Rogers’ diffusion of innovation theory to assist with the implementation of a new EHR system at a small facility in upstate New York. I will assist in preparing the nurses for implementation of the new HER, and assist in alleviating their resistance to change. Relative Advantage Relative advantage is the ability of an individual to see the importance in how adopting an innovation will bring improvement (Walden University, 2018). As the nurse facilitator I will develop an presentation, and show it at the scheduled meeting. The presentation will include
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  • Fall '17
  • Karen Robson
  • Electronic health record, Diffusion of innovations, Everett Rogers, Innovation Theory

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