Health Information Technology
Background/Overview/Mission of the Organization
A health facility operates under guidelines that ensure the success of the institution. The efficiency and flow of activities and the satisfaction of the patients will depend on how the efficiency of the process. Commitment by the administration will be imperative towards improving on the health outcomes. The mission of the healthcare organization is the provision of quality and affordable services to the patients. In order to realize the mission of the healthcare organization, various strategies must be introduced to enhance attainment of the set objectives. For instance, improved technological equipment would enhance the quality of care offered (Jimison 78).
Objectives of the Project
This project is aimed at fulfilling various objectives, especially towards improving the delivery of quality and efficient services. The introduction of computers, for example, will enhance the efficiency of the services. Moreover, the project seeks to reduce a lot of paper work. Patients’ records should be stored safely to ensure easy retrieval. The adoption of computers will come in handy as patients’ details will be stored safely, which will also enhance ease of access to the information. This will thus lead to reduced paper work. Another goal is that of improved data collection and storage as well as interpretation. The data compiled will be based on the progress of the patient’s treatment hence leading to time conservation and increased accuracy. There is also a benefit of reduced workload (Jimison 78).
Value to Customers
This project will be beneficial to the customers in various ways; for instance, they will access quality services. This is because improved systems lead to the attainment of accurate results hence eradicating the possibility of a mix up of results. Consequently, the patients are attended to in a fast and comprehensive manner. For instance, since the communication process will be enhanced, health care staff will be able to convey information effectively and on time thus reducing the consultation period between various departments ( Jimison 90). The technology will also be beneficial especially to patients who are suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer and high blood pressure. Offering devices that will help the patients monitor their health from home will not only reduce the number of trips made to the hospital for usual checkups but will also able them to monitor their health on their own. Finally, the project will be beneficial to customers as they will have swift, quality, timely, and efficient services leading to improved treatment outcomes (Shekelle 88)
The risk in this project would be breakdowns. Launching new systems, in most cases, leads to a system breakdown due to some unprecedented faults during the implementation process. Consequently, all the members should be prepared to find alternative solutions in the event of a breakdown the new technologies. This might lead to slowing down of activities, which would negatively impact on service delivery.
Scope and Limitations
This will cover all the departments in a hospital and it will be based on ensuring that efficiency is achieved. The limitations would be on the education level of the practitioners in cases whereby they lack the skills to operate the new technologies. Therefore, besides introducing new technologies to improve on service delivery, it is important to offer training to the practitioners on how to operate and incorporate the changes into their routines.
Components, Systems, Architecture, Operating Systems and Languages, Software Packages, and Tools
There will be Wi-Fi systems, use of coding, as well as excel in data storage. The installation company will be selected based on their work records (Shekelle 778)
Image 1: The components of a health information system
Technologies (include the value of voice recognition)
The computers will increase efficiency as data will be stored more safely. In addition, information will be shared from one practitioner to another with a lot of ease. The use of voice recognition technologies will be of value in that it will increase the productivity. This also reduces errors and promotes accuracy. It also enhances flexibility (Blumenthal 77).
Health Information Systems (e.g. ADT, PHR, LIS, PIS). Analyze how they will how they will increase efficiencies.
The system will increase the transfer of data from one practitioner to another (Shekelle 78)
HI Specialty Systems (e.g. ROI, coding, etc.). Evaluate their effectiveness.
The developers will include coding, which helps in building of the hospitals’ systems to bring efficiency in operations. The systems will ensure secure storage of patient’s information.
The system will require installation and kick-off of a pilot project in one office. From this, the failures will be assessed to identify the elements that worked (Blumenthal 77).
Integration of the Systems
All systems will be incorporated and installed, and their workability tested. All the stakeholders will ensure that the systems run as per the set rules and regulations as well as the procedures in place.
Application of Systems and Policies
Policies will be adopted to govern the operation of the technological devices, which will be formulated by the management and made available to every member. The policies will cover security and operations of the computers and the health gadgets. For instance, installation of the Wi-Fi system into the organization will require a policy that will limit the external usage of the Wi-Fi which might slow down the processes and services. Therefore, a password would be the best security policy to adopt. The gadgets given to the patients would also require security policies and guidelines (Jimison 98).
Change is inevitable in any growing organization. The organization will be prepared to handle the entire process. Orientation with regard to the new technologies will involve adequate training of the practitioners on operation of the systems. They will also be taught on the importance of the new system. Therefore, every member in the health facility will be required to be well acquainted with the system prior to installation to avoid a lot of inconveniences.
Shekelle, P., Morton, S. C., & Keeler, E. B. (2006). Costs and benefits of health information technology.
Blumenthal, D. (2009). Stimulating the adoption of health information technology. New England journal of medicine, 360(15), 1477-1479.
Jimison, H., Gorman, P., Woods, S., Nygren, P., Walker, M., Norris, S., & Hersh, W. (2008). Barriers and drivers of health information technology use for the elderly, chronically III, and underserved.