implementation. In some cases, for those staff who are not comfortable with computers, there will need to be time for retraining or support. This will add overtime and additional staff salaries to the budget. Records which were handwritten and hard copy before will have to be entered into the new system, this would take many man-hours and additional staff to complete. Standardization of the records will decrease the time wasted copying records for transfers, performing duplicate tasks or tests, and telephone conversations to other departments, thus in fact reducing costs after the initial expenditure. There will be downtime while updates and corrections are made, making the system unavailable to staff. Although the costs for both staff and hospital income would be increased
TASK I - ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 16 during the implementation, the efficiency and productivity earned using the system would soon balance out and even create higher returns to the hospital. C: Interdisciplinary Team Identification After finding the need for a new e-record or bar code system a group of users would be created. The Stakeholders in this acquisition group would be Nurse informaticist (Nursing Informatics Lead), physician (Medical Team Lead), pharmacist (Pharmacy Team Lead), and a nurse (Nursing Clinical Specialist). These team members would help develop what is required in the new system. It would also be helpful to get the input of the registration department, scheduling department and nurses’ aides, radiology and laboratory or patient care technicians to get everything necessary to help everyone in their jobs. The Nursing Informatics Lead would be the first individual involved in picking a system. She would probably be assigned to research what is best for that hospital through the CEO or CIO. The Integration Specialist would research systems available for purchase through the vendors who are geared towards the size of the hospital or its specialties. Among some of the sites available for this information is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (Health IT Dashboard, 2019). Through this national website, federally funded organizations assist the nurse in finding appropriate vendors and assistance in their state to help choose and implement a system. This stakeholder would be the coordinator of all the other members of the team. As she/he understands the nursing process, she would be able to input the information necessary to complete those tasks as well as how informatics can help speed them up and streamline workload. She would also be involved in creating training when the system is purchased and implemented.
TASK I - ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 17 The Medical Team Lead will meet with providers in the hospital to review what information or software is needed to complete medical care. As part of a multi-disciplinary group, the Medical team lead would give input to the Nursing Informatics Lead on what the physicians require. This Lead would also help develop templates required for provider input of test, medication and discharge orders.
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