March 15, 2013 HCS/483
IT Project Implementation Failures
To implement new information technology (IT) system into an organization many steps will need to be taken for the system to be successful. All too often many organizations will try to leave out steps or make short-cuts, and the result is IT system failure. Therefore, the subject of this reading is to identify five indicators or reasons for implementation failures, and provide an analysis how to minimize or eliminate the effects and occurrences that caused the failures.
In this paper I will discuss why Memorial Health System Failed. Oftentimes, in implementing new IT software the entire broad and especially stakeholders should have a say and agree on the new changes. There are so many people who are not IT savvy so because of this may present a problem. The key is to train staff and implement all new software systems in a friendly non – domineering way. Upon reviewing the documents of the Memorial Health System gave a better insight as to what took place. There was an approval for a multi-million-dollar initiative to install an enterprise-wide clinician provider order entry system (CPOE) to dramatically reduce medical errors. According to the broad the system has not been fully implemented. Hence, upon following up I look at the project by beginning with the broad. Now, Fred Dryer , The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) , and Joe Roberts ,the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the system. During the proposal stage the project was considered controversial by some of the health system’s stakeholders. Hence, the system’s physicians were complaining about the new software IT system. In order to secure the broad approval, Dyer and Roberts became very aggressive in their approach in order to implement their plan. Dyer and Roberts had a time line of less than 18...