WK8 dis..docx - When a hospital or organization takes the possible step of implementing a new informatics or Electronic Health Record several steps are

WK8 dis..docx - When a hospital or organization takes the...

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When a hospital or organization takes the possible step of implementing a new informatics or Electronic Health Record several steps are involved, the first being the understanding of the organizational need or the desired outcome. After the planning stage, it should be decided whether the system being implemented will benefit the organization, if not it may be necessary to reevaluate or start over. (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). The steps within the full Symptoms Development Life Cycle (SDLC) include the planning stage as well as the implementation, then allows for evaluation of the current state, and allows for changing or adjustment to the system to best fit what is needed within the organization. Nursing informatics is recognized by the American Nurses Association and combines nursing knowledge as well as knowledge of electronic or informational systems, allowing them to give feedback on the change of systems and the effect that it will have on front line processes. (Harrington, 2015). Nurses can be an important part of any or all stages, including the pre-stages as well as the post- implementation or evaluation stages. Within the organization for which I work nurses are involved in each stage if it impacts their work or flow. Pre stages or planning stages often involve meetings to discuss the need and desires of the end product. Following the meetings, a prototype is often built and following the initial build more often than not a unit within the hospital is chosen to utilize the prototype and provide feedback that could improve the process. After this stage the implementation will take effect house-wide, and then meetings take place and support is provided in order to evaluate changes or improvements in real-time. Nurses more often than not are the front line staff that touch all aspects of patient care, this includes having the most utilization of the electronic health record. This makes them the best person to give feedback on how changes and implementation of new systems can positively or negatively affect patient care. It also allows them to teach others to be more efficient in their utilization of the system allowing all to get the most benefit out of the electronic record. Harrington, L. (2015). American Nurses Association Releases New Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice. AACN Advanced Critical Care,26(2), 93-96. doi:10.1097/nci.0000000000000065 McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing Informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a system used throughout any process in the healthcare organization. The steps in this cycle include planning, analyze, design, implementation, & maintenance.
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