Post a description of what you believe to be the consequences of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the SDLC when purchasing and implementing a new health information technology system. Provide specific examples of potential issues at each stage of the SDLC and explain how the inclusion of nurses may help address these issues. Then, explain whether you had any input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in your nursing practice or healthcare organization and explain potential impacts of being included or not in the decision-making process . Be specific and provide examples. Systems development life cycle (SDLC) Stages involved in the life of a system, typically an information system; a model used in the project management of a system’s development effort, spanning from feasibility to its demise. To plan for system development and implementation, we must know the problem, the magnitude of the project, the outcome anticipated, and the finances needed to accomplish the work. Main Post Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a standardized framework to develop and implement information technology projects (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). It is a developmental cycle that guides the process of planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating high-quality software systems that meet the organization’s needs. Dr. Kevin Johnson (Laureate Education, 2018) mentioned in the video file that it is essential to recognize that SDLC is a cycle and will always be ongoing. With the implementation of a new EHR, it is crucial to include the major stakeholders as well as the end-users for the success of the project. Not involving nurses in each stage of the system development will pose negative outcomes on both the end-users and patients’ care. In our organization, the nursing leaders together with nurse informaticist and staff nurses were involved in every step of the SDLC. Planning involves knowing the problem, magnitude of the project, anticipated outcome, and financial needs (McBride & Tietze, 2019). In this stage, nurses’ input on the need for a standardized EHR for the whole hospital system is chosen by the stakeholders giving importance to cost-effectiveness and usability. When our hospital announced the implementation of EPIC to replace our paper charts, the idea was welcomed more by the younger nurses than the more senior ones. I believe that it has something to do with implementing change to an already established routine workflow and therefore needing to learn a new system. Our nursing leader
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- Fall '17
- keisha lovence