Analysis Of Electronic Documentation Using The Bridges Essay

2778 Words Oct 21st, 2016 12 Pages
Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization that has been in service for 94 years. They offer a multitude of services such as group homes for the handicapped and mentally delayed, Family service centers that offer services such as help with rental and energy assistance as well as diapers for children as well as many others. The services continue to grow on a yearly basis with one of the most important of them being that of mental health and substance abuse treatment to the population. As such, the requirements for all clients receiving any type of mental health or substance abuse treatment is that a client/patient record be kept for them. The agency has kept paper files for all clients since the agency opened its doors in 1922. The purpose of this paper is to explore the change from paper to electronic documentation using the Bridges’ model to understand better the transitions occurring during the change.
Bridges model is divided up into three stages: ending, losing or letting go, the neutral zone and new beginnings. The first phase of the transition is the ending, losing or letting go stage in which the people must let go of the old ways and identity that there was. The second phase, the neutral zone, is the in between period when the old is no longer there but the new is not fully running. The last phase of Bridges ' model is known as the New Beginning in which the new situation is accepted by the employees and the energy is high and become committed. During…

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