System Analysis - Outline
Thesis statement: Benefits of the Electronic Health System compared to the Paperbased System.
1. The current system for the fictional healthcare organization
2. Problems with the current system and where its weaknesses lie
3. Changes that will be yielded from the implementation of a new system and how
they will impact the working of the organization
4. Replacing the existing system
5. The phase-out plan for the existing system
Running head: SYSTEM ANALYSIS
Construction of the Metrain Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) was in the
1990s to function as a healthcare facility offering emergency and outpatient services. The
hospital is a medical research center as well as a teaching and referral hospital. It has a
bed capacity of 1200 distributed across departments including emergency and accidents
services and also comprises of a maternity ward. There are 50 physicians and 150 nurses.
The hospital’s current system is paper-based and is looking forward to decreasing the
challenging process of misplacing patient’s records and looking for their medical data in
filing cabinets. By so doing, it will increase efficiency and the rate of discharges freeing
up room for more clients.
There are challenges with the paper-based system especially in sharing the
medical history of patients and lab results with other doctors. When there is acceptance of
new patients by physicians, consultations, or a review of lab results, involvement of the
paper-based system is constant. Information is thus conveyed through courier, fax
machine, mail, or telephone conversation. As a result, there is a prob...