Discuss as a team how you would analyze outcome measurements related to the proposed change you developed in
Week Three, write in memo format to administration:
•How you will evaluate quality, cost, and satisfaction?
•Explain to administration what specific measurement would be used to determine the success of the change.
•Include methods you will need to use to make adjustments to increase effectiveness of your change.
Submit your response in a 300-500 word Memo to Administration.
THESIS STATEMENT: THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD WILL BENEFIT THE FACILITY TO INCREASE PATIENT SATISFACTION AND SAFETY. IT WILL INCREASE PATIENT CONVENIENCE AND
ULTIMATELY BENEFIT THE PATIENT. PHYSICIANS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY ALL MEDICAL INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF DOMAINS TO SUPPORT THE BEST POSSIBLE PATIENT OUTCOME. “WITH
MORE COMPLETE PATIENT INFORMATION, PROVIDES IMPROVE THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE WELL-INFORMED TREATMENT DECISIONS QUICKLY,” (HEALTHIT. GOV, 2011).
I. Identify and Document
A. In 2009, the Federal government passed the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), which rewards doctors and health care institutions for providing
better and safer care practices. This includes the institution of electronic medical records into daily practices (Lynn, 2009).
B. Required to implement electronic medication scanning procedures to improve patient safety in the hospital setting, and reduce medication related errors that may
impact patient health, leading to an increase in health care costs and increased length of stay (Lynn, 2009).
II. Define need for Change
A. Improve charting for physicians, nurses, and multidisciplinary teams
B. Improve patient satisfaction and outcomes with central location for patient information, laboratory values, and radiographic results.
III. Review action plan
A. To phase in the new electronic medical record, staff will need to be trained on the use of the new system, become comfortable with it before other staff are
trained. These staff will be considered as ‘super-users’ of the new system and will be the resources for the remaining staff. These staff will need to be available for
teaching of the new systems to be used.
B. ‘Super-users’ will be available for each shift to assist each staff member with becoming comfortable with using the new system. They will not take a patient
load, so that they are free to provide documentation assistance when needed, in the first 2 weeks of the implementation period, or longer depending on the needs of the
C. Assessing use of current computer software and system compatibility.
IV. Implementation of change
A. Supply staff with concrete dates on introduction of the electronic medical record to daily process. Utilize timeline at this stage for implementation
B. Monitor staffs response to change and assist with moving forward with change process.
C. Monitor system for effectiveness and functional ability.
D. Allow for staff to practice on sample charting system before live introduction.
Borkowski, N.(2005). Organizational behavior in health care. Jones and Bartlett.
Lynn, J. (2009). EHR and HIPAA. Retrieved from http://www.emrandhipaa.com/emr-and-hipaa/2009/01/14/obama-wants-full-ehr-by-2014/
What is an electronic medical record, (2011). Retrieved on March 7, 2014 from http://healthit.gov
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