charge of implementing a new EHR.

You are the chairperson of a large IS Committee in charge of implementing a new EHR. The committee is so large that you are not getting anything done.   For example, you met for 4 hours yesterday and only got through 3 of the 15 items on the agenda, because everyone wants to have his or her say on each issue.   The committee make-up is as follows:

Project leader

HIM Director

Vice President, Finance

Vice President, Clinical Services

Chief Information Officer

Director, Lab

Director, Radiology

Four computer programmers

Vice President, Nursing

Two vendor representatives

Director, Cardiopulmonary Services

Director, Materials Management

Director, Research

Three systems analysts

Two database administrators

Director, Training

The decision has been made to create subcommittees.   The subcommittees will be:


Data Management (data quality, data collection, and data retrieval)

Development (programming, customization)



All representatives should be on at least one subcommittee.

Who would you place on each subcommittee?   Why did you choose them? What charge would you give to each subcommittee?

McCuen, C., Sayles, N. B., & Schnering, P. (2008). Case Studies in Health Information Management. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, pp. 366-367.