Each healthcare organization has its own internal policies related to departmental processes. Having Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on the selection steering committee is a very important aspect of the process. Hospitals are poor at including SMEs at the executive decision-making level. This is a risk as those who will use the system should have a voice in its selection. Workflow processes can be significantly impacted by the EHR and are poorly evaluated by those who are not end-users.
This article, Barriers to Electronic Health Record System Implementation and Information Systems Resources: A Structured Review, concisely summarizes multiple articles that yielded 57 barriers to the implementation of EHR systems.
Justify the impact of the expense of human capital on the selection of an EHR.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Use Chapter 9 from the text (Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Health Information Technology Selection) and any other outside resources you find helpful
- Select two functions in the project management process that must be considered during the EHR selection activity.
- Explain the importance of assessing the internal and external environments during the planning process.
- Discuss the value of strategic planning in health information technology (HIT), and explain why it is important.
- Provide your personal perspective on what the role of the SME in the HIT section process should be
REPLY TO 2 OF MY CLASSMATES DISCUSSION TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE. MINIMUM OF 150 WORDS EACH
CLASSMATE POST 1
A team must consider two functions in the project management process: planning and execution. The planning phase outlines every task of the project. The managers establish deadlines for each assignment and the professional responsible for finishing it. They also finalize the budget, which dictates the equipment and time needed to accomplish their goals without wasting resources. Executing the project involves working on the assigned tasks and monitoring the project’s progress. Challenges may occur during this stage, and managers modify their objectives as needed, requiring additional approval from supervisors or stakeholders (Sipes, 2016).
According to Dennis (2019), Strategic planning is critical for healthcare organizations to succeed internally and externally. Understanding how your company functions is the key to creating an effective strategic plan for the entire healthcare system. Sometimes you need to look at the chain of command of your organization. Deciding your company’s goals and setting a path to achieve these goals motivates your staff at every level to succeed with you. It’s easy for organizations at every level to become confused as to what’s going on. Your employees and investors want to ensure that your organization will have a long-lasting approach (Dennis, 2019). They want to know where your company is headed and the steps to get there. Good planning in healthcare management can help you establish precision and enhance communication. Your strategic plan should handle the key issues, your organization’s vision and goals, and the steps to get there. As a result, your employees and stakeholders will have improved confidence and faith in your organization.