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Consequences and potential issues of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the SDLC
Technological advancement has compelled the healthcare sector to depend on technology for effective and fast patient treatment. Nurses are among the medical health scientists with a strong understanding of the sophisticated flow of patient care activities. They must understand emerging technologies (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022). The inclusion of nurses in a Health Information Technology system enhances seamless changes in technology and improvement of patient outcomes. The critical stages of planning, analysis, designing, implementation, and maintenance. Failure to engage nurses in SDLC has negative impacts on a healthcare organization.
Failure to include nurses in the planning stage can lead to wrong ideas and opinions for beginner research and system execution. Consider nurses’ ideas during the planning process to avoid difficulties in utilizing the HIT device since they are end-users. The key issues likely to be experienced in this stage are lack of initial engagement, lack of trust, and demotivation among nurses. Including nurses can address the issues by enhancing collaborative decision-making, skill mix, strong relationship, and motivation of nurses, thus necessitating the successful implementation of the new HIT system (Vehko et al., 2019).
The consequence of not involving nurses in the analysis stage is the failure of the system to respond and address the IT needs effectively and expectations of the nurses. The potential issues in this stage include difficulties in balancing options, competing priorities, reduced interest, frustration, and burnout. Including nurses can address these issues by ensuring collaboration, agreement, increased interest, and improved morale among nurses. Including nurses will enhance proper analysis and the development of an effective plan for improving the existing HIT system. The third step of SDLC is designing. The major consequence of not engaging nurses in this step is the inability of the new technology to appropriately respond to or address the output and input of organizational data (Louis, 2011).
The implementation stage entails the execution and integration of the new HIT system into practice. The consequences ad potential issues likely to result from the failure to engage nurses in the implementation phase of the new system are slow workflow, reduced capacity to utilize the system, errors, mistakes, ineffectiveness, and failure to attain the established objectives and outcomes. Nurse inclusion can address the issues and consequences through teamwork, increased accuracy, and efficiency in system execution. Including nurses can reduce errors and improve the system’s effectiveness by enhancing, increasing capability, and exchanging knowledge and ideas for successful implementation.
Maintenance is the last step of SDLC. Failure to engage nurses may lead to insufficient system analysis and delayed identification of problems that need to be addressed. Nurses can help identify and report problems to IT experts and the executive team for timely fixing and improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT system. Involving nurses can help improve the organization’s reputation due to increased efficiency in service delivery.
My input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in my healthcare organization
I participated in the identification of planning of a new HIT system in my healthcare organization. I offered my opinions and gathered detailed data from the organization’s staff members, especially nurses. I proposed effective operational mechanisms and techniques that can be integrated into the HIT system for a practical design. I gave insights and ideas on necessary changes and modifications in procedures and workflow for successful system implementation. Additionally, I educated and trained other nurses concerning using the HIT system in safe and better patient care. The potential impacts of being involved in the project include increased motivation to give insights and ideas, increased teamwork, collaborative decision-making, proper planning, and identification of an excellent design (Sittig et al., 2018).
FYI 2 out of the 3 resources must come from the following List:
- McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022).Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge(5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
- Chapter 9, â€œSystems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision Makingâ€ (pp. 191â€“204)
- Chapter 12, â€œElectronic Securityâ€ (pp. 251â€“265)
- Chapter 13, â€œAchieving Excellence by Managing Workflow and Initiating Quality Projectsâ€
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.a). Health IT evaluation toolkit and evaluation measures quick reference guide Links to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-evaluation-toolkit
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.b). Workflow assessment for health IT toolkit Links to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/evaluation-resources/workflow-assessment-health-it-toolkit