Health Information System Implementation
Scenario You are an informatics nurse specialist working in a healthcare organization that is merging with another organization of comparable size. As a result of the merger, funds have been designated to offer services in a satellite facility. You are responsible to lead the project committee in implementing a health information system (HIS) that meets current HITECH and HIPAA Security and Privacy regulatory requirements. Discuss and analyze health information systems by doing the following: 1. Summarize advantages and disadvantages of a system, including the following: • usability • interoperability • scalability • compatibility 2. Describe how a system will affect patient care and documentation. 3. Explain how using a system to access information will affect the quality and delivery of nursing care and patient outcomes. B. Discuss how a system will benefit the organization by addressing the following: 1. Provide two ways that quality improvement (QI) data collected from a system can lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups. 2. Explain how a system will meet HITECH and HIPAA security standards and regulations, including the following: • data storage integrity • data backup and recovery 3. Explain how a system will protect patient privacy. 4. Describe how adopting a system will improve organizational efficiency and productivity by addressing the following factors to the organization, including the following: • standardizing documentation • reducing waste • increasing productivity • human and capital resource C. Describe four essential stakeholder roles needed to form an interdisciplinary team to work on a system implementation, including the following: • each team member’s title in the organization • each team member’s role in the implementation of the health information system • each team member’s expertise and how it contributes to the success of the project D. Discuss your plan for evaluating the success of the implementation of a system by incorporating two professional organization standards. E. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.