The Process of Acquiring an Information System
September 12, 2011
The reliance on information technology (IT) has increased more and more for Health care organizations as a usefully important competitive advantage. If planned, developed, and managed properly, information technology can bring about greater efficiency in organizational operations, better working environments, and effective decision-making processes. Information systems designed for the health care industry help organizations meet the quality and standards that are set for the organization to succeed in the health care industry. The process for selecting and acquiring an information system first starts with figuring out where the health care organization needs to start from. The first step would be to assign a work team or committee to develop a process and research the types of information systems that the health care organization is reflecting on. While researching the information system it is crucial that all individuals involved fully understand the system before presenting it to the stakeholders of the health care organization. This can involve getting the designers of the system to set up a demonstration to show all aspects of the system before applying the system into the health care organization. After these steps are completed it is vital for the work team or committee to figure out the expenses of implementing and running the system for the stakeholders to review. These steps will help the health care organization in the decision process to safeguard that they are making the right decision when put into operation the new information system. There are 18 steps for helping the process of choosing an information system. These steps are: Step 1: Teamwork
It is recommended that the team consist of 3 to 7 people to oversee the selection of the new information system. Make the team up of different level of the organization. Step 2: Goals
What are the goals...
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