Information System Briefing Hcs/483

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Health care organizations are constantly striving to keep up with technological advances in order to provide the best quality patient care imaginable. Success depends on implementing an information system that is designed to meet the quality standards set for the health care industry. Implementing an information system can be a big challenge, which is why choosing an information system that will assist the organization in meeting their goals is important. Including stakeholder input is also vital to ensuring the correct system is chosen. This briefing will discuss the process of selecting and acquiring an information system, how the goals of the organization, and how the stakeholders affect the selection process. Selection and Acquisition

In order to begin to select and acquire an information system a project steering committee will need to be chosen to oversee the project. A Project manager will be appointed to lead the committee. The team will be responsible for determining the process of implementation and conduct research in regards to which type of information system best suits the organization’s needs. All health care processes within the organization must be identified and standards must be set for each of them. The committee will also define the projects objectives and determine the scope of analysis needed to evaluate the organization’s system requirements. The marketplace should be screened and vendors should be evaluated. Once the system goals have been identified the committee will prioritize those goals. A request for information form will need to be created and distributed. Options should be examined to choose which method of acquiring the system would be best, an application service provider, or to build an in-house system by contracting a system developer. The organization should receive proposals from the analysis of vendors; they will need to be evaluated. Evaluation criteria will be identified in order to hold vendor demonstrations, visit...
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