Informatics Needs Assessment

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Informatics Needs Assessment
Implementing a new electronic health record (EHR) system from a manual documentation will require administration to complete a needs assessment. During the needs assessment, the company will need to assess and determine the appropriate EHR for the organizational needs along with the needs and wants of the clinical and provider staff. We are going to take a closer look at how to complete a needs assessment and why it is important for the implementation of an EMR in the workplace. We will also look at some of the factors that need to be considered within the needs assessment. I will also propose some of the data that I would like to see collected and where information can be accessed. Finally, we will look at who
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168). These statements will help to “guide the committee in looking to the future and determining the organization’s information needs” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 168). Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s mission statement is “dedication to “Health Care for Life” through Genuine care and compassion for the health and well-being for patients, families, and the communities we are privileged to serve. Responsiveness to balancing community needs with available resources. Marvelous people making a difference through quality care and service excellence every day. Commitment to promoting wellness, restoring health and enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.” (Grinnell Regional Medical Center, 2014, Mission and Vision). Their vision is “to be a national leader in patient safety, quality, and service excellence.” (Grinnell Regional Medical Center, 2014, Mission and Vision). Some other considerations when choosing an EMR is the design issue, reporting needs, and training needs (Ryan et al., 2011, p. …show more content…
Whether it is the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) or the Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO), information needs to be discrete and readily available and accessible to those within the company that reports out to the government, performs quality assurance within the hospital. At the same time, the patient chart that is stored within the EHR needs to be accessible to those who are directly caring for the patient, thus improving patient care, safety, and efficiency. Having an EHR, you do not have one chart that must be shared, but a digital copy of the chart that multiple users can access from where ever they have the computer system, therefore increasing the providers ability to access records from home when they are on-call and decreasing time looking for a chart (Lorenzi, Kouroubai, Detmer, & Bloomrosen,

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