Assignment 3: Implementing a Health IT System
Due Week 10 and worth 150 points
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
Select a health care setting within which to implement an electronic medical record product. Be as specific as possible.
Examples of health care delivery settings are as follows: a small community hospital, a rural primary care clinic, a home health agency, a medical unit within a correctional facility, a large multi-facility urban hospital system, or a specialty physicians office such as oncology or endocrinology.
Consider choosing a setting that you currently work in or would like to work in later on in your career.
Describe this health care setting, the patient population it serves, the volume of patients that it serves, the needs of the setting, etc.
Identify a health care information system to meet the needs of this facility. Is there a vendor who offers such a system, or is a custom solution needed? Provide details.
Include the all necessary elements in the proposal:
Capabilities of the system, how the system aligns with the needs of the health care facility, initial and maintenance costs of the system, staff needs to support the system, the timeline and plan for implementation of the system, the strategy for introducing staff to the system, getting buy-in and cooperation, providing training, and how privacy, security, and confidentiality will be maintained.
Identify three to five (3-5) potential barriers in implementing the system and describe how you would work around those barriers.
Go to https://research.strayer.edu to located at least three (3) quality resources to use in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Refer to the Strayer University Library, https://research.strayer.edu.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
This course requires the use of the new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different from other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
Use the resources available in this course to help with this systems implementation proposal.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name, the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Propose healthcare information systems for a facility in terms of setting, constituents’ needs, and mitigation of barriers.