NURS 6051 Week 9 Initial Discussion Post.doc - NURS 6051 McGonigle Week 9 Initial Discussion Post Nurse Inclusion in the Systems Development Life Cycle

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NURS 6051 McGonigle Week 9 Initial Discussion Post Nurse Inclusion in the Systems Development Life Cycle To successfully implement a newly developed system into practice, the proposed system must advance through a cycle of development phases. McGonigle and Mastrian (2017) shared that the systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a way to deliver efficient and effective information systems (ISs) that fit with the strategic business plan of an organization. This development cycle incorporates the planning, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance phases of a newly developed system. Laurette Education (2018) shared that nurses should be active participants throughout the process of introducing a new clinical system. Their active involvement ensures that systems are appropriately incorporated into the evidence-based healthcare being provided. SDLC Stages and Nursing Involvement The development of a new health information system involves a flow through development plan phases in a cyclic manner. Development of a new system should include an analysis of the needs within the organization, and these should be mutually agreed upon. Understanding and addressing organization needs will then lead to the development, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of the proposed technology system. The waterfall model is a commonly used method for implementing a new technology systems into nursing practice. It is important to incorporate nurses who will be using this technology during each phase of this model to ensure that it will be successfully integrated. Feasibility The first phase includes the feasibility of the project being introduced. To determine if the project benefits will outweigh the costs, nurses should provide insight into the needs that exist and areas where existing budget adjustments can be made. A budget must be addressed from the start of any project to avoid overspending and project failure.
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