specialty physicians working together ensures that the assessment flowsheet is detailed and precise. Lead Pharmacist The lead pharmacists’ role will be to encourage all pharmacy staff to embrace change, and drive consensus among pharmacy staff. The lead pharmacist brings the knowledge of the needs that pharmacy will have with implementing the HIS, understands the workflow of pharmacy and has the ability to determine what flowsheets will work best to make medication dispense and input efficient. (HITRC, DOQ-IT University, 2012) D. Plan for Evaluating Success of Implementing a System The HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) suggests that nursing schools integrate informatics within the course of study so that students are familiar with how to maneuver a HIS upon graduating from a nursing program. This will require that all nursing instructors are competent in utilizing the HIS as well. Incorporating the student’s documentation during clinical experience while in nursing school will equip the student with a valuable skill as the HIS is becoming a very standardized practice within the medical field. Students should understand the terminology, how to access specific chart information and be proficient in doing so. Nursing schools can advantage from providing the software of major hospitals within their facility for mock demonstrations and making sure that faculty and students are proficient in using the equipment. Having an IT department that is dedicated to keeping the
C791 ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TASK 1 14 database up to date with popular software utilized by hospitals in the area will provide for better student outcomes with transitioning to the workforce upon graduation. Practicing this ahead of time in simulation labs will be extremely beneficial for the nursing student because it will be an expectation in their daily nursing care (HIMSS Board of Directors, 2011). The committee will evaluate that this standard is being met by making it a priority to meet with various nursing schools and discuss with faculty what the expectations are for nurses being hired within the organization. Making organizational HIS software demos readily available to the faculty to incorporate within the students’ curriculum is what will need to be done. This communication and education relationship with the school will be on an ongoing basis with meetings on a quarterly basis and whenever updates to the HIS occur. Meetings will be more efficient for faculty to visit the organization and implement super-users that will translate the education to the educators and the educators passing it on to the students. The super-users will be ultimately responsible for maintaining the education is relayed clearly, efficiently, and that it is up to date. Superusers will be expected to not only be supportive with educators in getting the information out within the schools but also assist the students and instructors during clinicals for questions and support.