Acquiring a Health Information System
The process of a selecting a system can vary greatly from organization to organization; nevertheless, there are certain fundamental steps that must be taken and certain considerations that must be addressed as part of any systems acquisition. The selection process takes on additional complexity within the health care arena, where the systems acquired by an organization directly impact the work of its providers and administrative staff, which in turn affects the care of its patients.
To prepare for this Discussion, read Case Study 7, “Implementing a Telemedicine Solution” on pages 609 611 in your course text, Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management.
By Day 4, post a comprehensive response to the following:
If you were charged with bringing telemedicine to Grand Hospital within the next 12-18 months, what first steps would you take toward system acquisition? What considerations would you be most concerned about addressing and why?
Who would you involve in the planning process and why?