2. Darzi, L., Oborn, E., & Howitt, P. (2007). Building healthcare strategy, cradle to grave. British Journal Of Healthcare Management , 13 (12), 468-472. 3. Harrison, J. P., & Palacio, C. (n.d.). The role of clinical information systems in health care quality improvement. Retrieved July 01, 2017, from This article addresses the increasing use of electronic medical records and supporting clinical information systems in US hospitals. It also addresses the current barriers to implementation of digital technology, which include cost, cultural factors, and the reluctance to embrace new technology. It also details the benefits of using the EMRs along with the managerial and policy perspectives.
Strategic Planning 4. Monreal, J., Valerdi, R., & Latt, L. D. (2014). A Systems Approach to Healthcare Efficiency Improvement. Procedia Computer Science , 28 (2014 Conference on Systems Engineering Research), 610-618. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.03.074 This reference highlights the need for improvements across the healthcare delivery system in a broader sense. It details how an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system implementation can be measured within a systems or systems engineering context. 5. Nanji, K. C., Ferris, T. G., Torchiana, D. F., & Meyer, G. S. (2013). Overarching goals: a strategy for improving healthcare quality and safety?. BMJ Quality & Safety , 22 (3), 187-193. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001082 This reference details that successful organizations have strategic plans that measures the progress of a bold stretch goal over a 10 to 30 year time period. A stretch goal is clear, compelling and easily understood. This stretch goal serves as a unifying focal point for organizational efforts.
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