REQUIRED READING

· McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

o Chapter 9, “Systems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision Making” (pp. 191–204)

o Chapter 12, “Electronic Security” (pp. 251–265)

o Chapter 13, “Achieving Excellence by Managing Workflow and Initiating Quality Projects” 

· Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.a). Health IT evaluation toolkit and evaluation measures quick reference guide Links to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-evaluation-toolkit

· Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.b). Workflow assessment for health IT toolkit Links to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/evaluation-resources/workflow-assessment-health-it-toolkit

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The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Systems Development and Implementation

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THE ROLE OF THE NURSE INFORMATICIST IN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
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1. Introduction

Nurses have unique roles and responsibilities in ensuring they provide the best possible

care to their patients. Information is essential in helping nurses to make informed decisions about

healthcare delivery. Therefore, the ease with which nurses access important information

determines how effective they attend to their patients. One area that is greatly impacting

healthcare information is the implementation of Health Information Technology.

Nurses continue to use health information technology to better patient care, enhance

coordination of care, improve the accessibility of patient information, and enhance efficiency

(Cherry & Jacob, 2016). In introducing new information systems in healthcare organizations,

nurses have important roles to play in the system development life cycle (SDLC). This is because

they are at the heart of systems utilization hence delivering patient care (Wager et al., 2017).

When a new documentation system is being introduced to the organization, a nurse leader is

required on the implementation team. This paper presents the role description for a graduate

nurse to guide his/her participation in the implementation team of the documentation system. The

role description is presented with respect to the steps of the SDLC.

2. Role description

2.1. Planning and requirements definition

In the planning and requirements definition phase, the scope of the current system is

analyzed and an overview of the new system and its objectives are determined. Considerations

are made on the cost, time, benefits, and other aspects of the system (McGonigle & Mastrian,

2015). Besides, constraints, threats, and security issues of the system are considered.

In this phase, the graduate-level nurse has numerous roles that he/she can play. First,

TOPIC: THE ROLE OF THE NURSE INFORMATICIST IN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

To Prepare:

· Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario presented.

· Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an implementation team for health information technology.

The Assignment: (3 pages not including the title and reference page)

In preparation of filling this role, develop a 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:

· Introduction

· Planning and requirements definition

· Analysis

· Design of the new system

· Implementation

· Post-implementation support

· Conclusion

· Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.

GRADING RUBRIC

Develop a 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:·   Planning and requirements definition·   Analysis·   Design of the new system·   Implementation·   Post-implementation support. Using the literature and course resources:…An accurate and fully developed role description is provided that supports the role of the nurse informaticist on the Systems Development Life Cycle stages including how the individual will participate and impact each of these steps: definition of planning and requirements.

· Analysis· Design of the new system. Using the literature and course resources:…An accurate and fully developed role description is provided that supports the role of the nurse informaticist on the Systems Development Life Cycle stages including how the individual will participate and impact each of these steps: analysis and design of the new system.

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome· Implementation· Post-implementation support. Using the literature and course resources:…An accurate and fully developed role description is provided that supports the role of the nurse informaticist on the Systems Development Life Cycle stages including how the individual will participate and impact each of these steps: implementation and post-implementation support.

Resources. Assignment includes: 3 or more peer-reviewed articles and 2 or more course resources.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity o