INFORMATICS NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Consider the following scenario:

 

The health care system you work for has decided to change from a manual documentation system to a new electronic health record (EHR) system. Nurses are being asked for their input to help the organization select the most appropriate product.

 

Write a 525- to 700-word paper describing how a needs assessment could provide relevant feedback to leadership. Address the following:

 

Explain how and why a needs assessment must be completed before a new EHR may be selected.

Describe some of the factors that need to be considered in the needs assessment.

Explain what data you want to collect and how or where you can access it.

Describe who you would consult and why.

Note. Do not include names; list only professional roles (such as Chief Nursing Officer)