Concepts of Healthcare Informatics – Week 7 Assignment 1
IT Projects Part I As a healthcare leader, it is vital to realize IT projects may require interprofessional collaboration to design systems or improve workflow. Unfortunately, many IT projects are produced in silos despite acknowledging the need for integrated systems. This may lead to distortions in system implementation and/or adoption due to a lack of broad-based input, especially from end-users. To alleviate this risk, hospitals should create specific roles, such as Clinical IT analyst, to help reduce the gap between the technical and clinical world.
As a healthcare leader, it is important to know how to position your organization and particularly your workforce in keeping up with ongoing IT processes and workflow changes. As a healthcare leader, you must be able to identify resources available for health information technology training and evaluate the effectiveness of the training.
Luckily, there are available resources such as the Workforce Development Program that contains health IT instructional materials funded by ONC. The
Workforce Components include an updated and expanded set of Health IT instructional materials to assist healthcare workers remain current in the changing healthcare environment. Training materials, tips, and educational opportunities are available to ensure your organization is ready for EHR implementation.
Evaluate IT Training strategies for healthcare workforces. Include the following aspects in the assignment:
Ø Access the workforce Development Programs page and download a Component unit title of your choice.