Posted: July 7th, 2016
Today’s healthcare organizations are challenged with multiple projects occurring simultaneously. Electronic health record implementation is a long-term commitment of financial, physical, and human resources. One aspect of this implementation project is workflow analysis: the transition from paper-based documentation to using technology for all aspects of managing patient information poses a significant change and often challenges to how busy clinicians work. A third component of a large-scale technology project could be implementing a patient portal.
In a 3- to 5-page essay, respond to the following:
Explain the differences between electronic health record implementation, adoption, and optimization.
Explain the concept of an electronic health record migration path.
Discuss how the electronic health record is not a single application or computer device but a complex set of software and hardware.
Define workflow analysis and explain the steps necessary to complete a workflow redesign within a departmental area (you may choose any department within a healthcare organization).
Describe the benefits a patient portal will bring to patients in a healthcare organization. Describe why patient portals are becoming more popular and how health informatics professionals can help manage them.
Use outside sources to support your responses as needed. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find these sources! Complete your 3- to 5-page response in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman or a similar font, 12-point, double-spaced.
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