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create a Information Guide for Leaders on the Implementation of
Electronic Health Records.
The purpose of this guide is to provide hospital Chief Executive Officers and other
members of the executive team with a basic understanding of the challenges of
implementing an electronic health record. The guide will be organized into high-level
categories that executive teams should consider while planning and implementing an
1. Gather the Implementation Team
The success of any EHR implementation hinges on an inclusive implementation team
and many organizations are creating new positions of chief medical/nursing information
officers to gain clinician acceptance. Who will be included on your implementation team
and why? Will you need to hire new personnel?
2. Develop a Strategic Plan
Leaders must develop a strategic plan that will address the implementation of the new
EHR. What will be considered as part of this plan? Leaders need to look at their overall
strategic plan and include technology as a way to achieve objectives.
a. Here are some tips on developing your strategic plan:
b. Be sure to avoid these common pitfalls when creating your strategic
3. Perform Gap Analysis
To plan for implementing an EHR, the organization should measure where it currently
stands in implementing technology and where it needs to go.
How do I do a Gap Analysis? You can create a table and include it in your paper like
the example below.
(See attachment for chart)
You will probably have a few things you will list in your table. This is
a suggestion, but use your imagination and create your own for your team.
Future State Current Situation Next
A. Before you choose a best solution, you need to identify what needs to be done to
meet this project's objectives.
B. First, identify the objectives that you need to achieve. This gives you your future
state – the "place" where you want to be once you've completed your project.
C. For each of your objectives, analyze your current situation. To do this, consider the
1. Who has the knowledge that you need? Who will you need to speak
with to get a good picture of your current situation?
2. Is the information in people's heads, or is it documented somewhere?
3. What's the best way to get this information?
4. Once you know your future state and your current situation, you can
think about what you need to do to bridge the gap and reach your
D. Once you know your future state and your current situation, you can think about what
you need to do to bridge the gap and reach your project's objectives. Here is a website
that may be helpful in determining your objectives: The SMART Approach.
4. Develop a High-Level Project Plan
The Implementation Team needs to address a timeline for implementation and training
for the new system.
5. Initiate Culture Change
Culture change can make or break an EHR implementation. Having individuals own a
piece of the plan can enlist their support of an electronic health record system
implementation project. How will you and your team address this part of the work
environment at your healthcare institution?
6. Redesign Workflow Processes
Your facility has targeted two areas that have been identified to have broken workflow
processes: the Emergency Department and the OB/GYN clinic. You and your team are
charged with discussing how the use of mobile technology will influence workflow
An EHR should not automate already broken processes. This is an opportunity to
establish new processes to improve overall patient care. What processes in your facility
are currently broken? How will you address them and what will you do to make the work
processes flow better? Who will you involve in this process?
Training and ongoing support will smooth the transition from paper to electronic health
records. Upfront planning is crucial for successful implementation. Discuss the training
and ongoing support plan for your facility. Who will be involved? How much will it cost?
How long will it last?
Your group paper must be 12-15 pages in length and include at least 8-10 scholarly,
peer-reviewed references. It is to be written in APA format and include an introduction,
conclusion as well as a title and reference page. You should also include a table of
contents outlining your paper and helping to show order to the points you will be
discussing. Format Your Research Paper Using APA Style.
1. Tan, J. (2010). Adaptive health information systems (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and
Bartlett ISBN: 978-0-7637-5691-8