1 Nurse Leader’s Role in the System Development Life Cycle Jan Marcus Quiaoit Walden University NURS 6051, Section N-50, Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology May 08, 2019
2 Nurse Leader’s Role in the System Development Life Cycle Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a standardized framework to develop and implement information technology projects. 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 (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). According to Dr. Kevin Johnson (Laureate Education, 2018), it is essential to recognize that SDLC is a cycle and will always be ongoing; all stakeholders including leaderships must participate in every stage. A nurse leader’s involvement in the System Development Life Cycle of a new nursing documentation system, for example, an Electronic Health Record, is essential to the success of adoption and promotion of improved quality care and productivity of the nurses (Walker-Czyz, 2016). This paper's goal is to define the roles of nurse leaders at the forefront that can affect the planning, analysis and design, implementation and support of an EHR project within an organization. Planning and Requirements Definition Meeting the organization’s needs and expectations for EHR is the goal of the planning phase of SDLC. Frontline leadership responsibilities are geared towards innovative, evidence- based processes and practices that apply to nurses and other caregivers. Nurse leaders will help with the system-planning concepts that include participating in system selection and project
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