Assignment: Communication in Health Systems

Assignment: Communication in Health Systems

Assignment: Communication in Health Systems
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Assignment: Communication in Health Systems

Question Description
I’m stuck on a Health & Medical question and need an explanation.


Use the Stakeholder Matrix Template to complete an analysis of relevant stakeholders in the organization related to recommendations regarding an organization’s EHR or HIM systems that you made in your first assessment. You will also be asked to create a 3–5-page report detailing your stakeholder analysis and proposing potential ways to create buy-in and overcome obstacles for implementing your recommendations.

Questions to Consider:

What considerations are of most value to stakeholders in terms of process flow and resource allocation?
How can the needs and challenges of a stakeholder be addressed?
How would you coordinate a training program that includes current best practices?
What are the relevant best practices for designing and implementing workflow changes?
What are the relevant best practices for resource allocation with regards to health information technology?
How can you leverage evidence and best practices to create buy-in and overcome barriers or resistance to implementing new processes or tools?
Refer to the Vila Health: Value and Evidence-Based Recommendations and Vila Health: Analysis of an EHR System media simulations that you have been using throughout this course. The intended audience for this analysis will be of the stakeholder groups presented in the media simulation.

You have been asked to complete a stakeholder analysis as it relates to informing stakeholders about the process for how you came to your recommendations you previously made regarding the EHR or HIM system at Independence Medical Center. Another aspect of the analysis is to summarize the impact of your recommendations on stakeholder groups and strategies for overcoming barriers related to implementing your recommendations.

Before you begin your analysis, you should consider or complete the following:

Review the Vila Health scenarios paying close attention to the various stakeholders, their needs, and the challenges they face.
Review the Stakeholder Matrix Template. You will be completing this as a part of your assessment. So, make sure you understand the types of information you will need to input.
Research best practices for collaborating with stakeholders to create buy-in and overcome barriers or resistance to implementing new processes or tools in health care settings.
Research training strategies.
Research best practices for resource allocation with regards to health information technology.
Research best practices for designing and implementing workflow changes.
For this assessment, you will analyze the stakeholders that Vila Health Independence Medical Center must recognize as it adjusts to, changes, upgrades and implements your recommendations to the EHR or HIM systems. You will want to refer to the recommendations you made in the first assessment as well as any feedback that you have received from your instructor.

For this deliverable, you will write a 3–5-page executive summary detailing your previous recommendations and how you timeline for them. Additionally, you will analyze how your recommendations impact considerations such as resource allocation, training, and workflow changes, as well as best practices for overcoming implementation barriers. Finally, you will complete the Stakeholder Matrix Template, and align critical success factors with the primary internal and external stakeholders. Include a value statement for each stakeholder (A value statement meets the needs and values of each key decision maker. See example in the Stakeholder Matrix Template.)

For this assessment, you will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Describe the relevant stakeholders related to an impact analysis.
Explain the process used to arrive at recommendations related to a health information management system.
Describe a timeline for implementing recommendations related to a health information management system.
Analyze the impact of recommendations on relevant stakeholders and an organization with relation to considerations such as patient outcomes, new training, resource allocation, and workflow changes.
Analyze best practices to overcome barriers in creating buy-in from stakeholders and implementation related to recommendations.
Develop value statements for relevant stakeholder groups related to critical success factors and recommendations related to a health information management system.
This criterion relates to the Stakeholder Matrix Template.
Communicate analysis of stakeholders and value of recommendations in a manner that is clear and concise.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.

Finances and Implementation
These resources are helpful in understanding the financial impact of and HER, and some incentive programs supporting their implementation.

Bullard, K. L. (2016). Cost effective staffing for an EHR implementation. Nursing Economic, 34(2), 72–76.
Mirani, R., & Harpalani, A. (2013). Business benefits or incentive maximization? Impacts of the medicare EHR incentive program at acute care hospitals. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 4(4), 1–19.
Vest, J. R., Kern, L. M., Abramson, E., Ancker, J. S., & Kaushal, R. (2014). Effect of a state–based incentive programme on the use of electronic health records. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 20(5), 657–663.
Nilsson, L., Eriksén, S., & Borg, C. (2014). Social challenges when implementing information systems in everyday work in a nursing context. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 32(9), 442–450.
Yuan, C. T., Bradley, E. H., & Nembhard, I. M. (2015). A mixed methods study of how clinician ‘super users’ influence others during the implementation of electronic health records. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15(1), 26–40.
These resources discuss the benefits and challenges for stakeholders in weighing the benefits and challenges in EHR implementation and how vendors contribute.

Chao, W. C., Hu, H., Ung, C. O., Lam, & Cai, Y. (2013). Benefits and challenges of electronic health record system on stakeholders: A qualitative study of outpatient physicians. Journal of Medical Systems, 37(4), 9960–9965.
Olayiwola, J. N., Rubin, A., Slomoff, T., Woldeyesus, T., & Willard-Grace, R. (2016). Strategies for primary care stakeholders to improve electronic health records (EHRs). Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(1), 126–134.
Yip, M. H., Phaal, R., & Probert, D. R. (2014). Stakeholder engagement in early stage product-service system development for healthcare informatics. Engineering Management Journal, 26(3), 52–62.

Assignment: Communication in Health Systems

Assignment: Communication in Health Systems

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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