Informatics Implementation Project
For this week’s assignment, you will select an IDN from the IDN scenarios below. You will take on the role of the Program Management Office Director (PMOD). In this role, you will create a program management plan that will encompass several projects. These projects are listed within each IDN Scenario as “Informatics Implementation Projects.” You will choose one Informatics Implementation Project, for which you will take on the role of Project Manager.
You should note that each Informatics Implementation Project reflects a significant investment for the organization. It’s the job of the PMOD to determine how each project and the program overall creates tangible benefits for the organization while controlling technology costs. Remember that while each project stands on its own as a discrete informatics solution being implemented in the organization, the challenge of the group is to assess the interrelationships and interdependencies between these projects as they form an informatics program.
In addition to finding these interrelationships and interdependencies, you know from MHI 601 that to achieve a quality program, you must use the Five Pillars of Health Informatics white paper Download Five Pillars of Health Informatics white paper to guide your groups’ strategy for the IDN. To do this, consider the following questions:
Which of the Informatics Pillars are most clearly reflected here?
Think about the composition of the IDN and the stated goals and objectives in the scenario: How will the implementation of multiple informatics solutions, in tandem, strategically enable that organization to meet these goals?
Option 1: Bay Bridge Health Network:
This integrated delivery network is comprised of 5 hospitals and 20 physician practices, five long-term care facilities, two urgent service medical malls and an insurance plan that covers 3 million covered lives in the San Francisco area. Strategic imperatives for this IDN include: 10% operational cost reductions that are sustainable across business units and the expansion of market share through virtualization strategies to compete with stand-alone and retail urgent care competitors in the region.
Informatics Implementation Projects: Your individual project takes the form of an initiative. Choose one from the list of informatics implementation initiatives below:
Multi-Hospital Electronic Health Record Implementation (documentation, results, clinical provider order Entry (CPOE) and Decision Support Systems (DSS)
Practice Management System Clinical Implementation
Practice Management System Billing, Registration and Scheduling Implementation
Materials Management System Implementation
Personal Health Record (Patient Portal) Implementation
*Clinical Document Improvement (CDI) Software Implementation
In your paper
-Analyze the challenges that your group faces as you develop your informatics program strategy for the chosen IDN.
-Discuss the goals of the IDN and how they contribute to a competitive strategy for the organization
-Explain how at least two of the health informatics pillars relate to the goals and competitive strategy of the IDN based in research in the field
-Describe how each project within the informatics program individually contributes to achieving the goals of the IDN
-Outline at least five interrelationships or dependencies between the projects in your informatics program as discussed by your group
-Compose an initial statement of risk for your group informatics program outlining at least one technical, financial, and operational risk identified by the group
The Selection of Health Informatics Scenarios paper
Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number