Post a description of what you believe to be the consequences of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the SDLC when purchasing and implementing a new health information technology system. Provide specific examples of potential issues at each stage of the SDLC and explain how the inclusion of nurses may help address these issues. Then, explain whether you had any input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in your nursing practice or healthcare organization and explain potential impacts of being included or not in the decision-making process. Be specific and provide examples.
Like in any other organization, SDLC provides a framework under which companies shape their technological infrastructure. Many challenges are shaping the healthcare industry, making it necessary to rethink matters of health information technology. SLDC ensures that newly conceptualized projects are operationalized. The first step is planning that entails identifying the scope of a problem and coming up with solutions, the next is system analysis and requirements that involves identifying the needs of end-users (Cao & Ball, 2017). The third phase is the design which evaluates the necessary specifications and operations; next is development that depicts the beginning of production. This phase is followed by integration and testing which incorporates quality assurance programs and followed by system implementation where program codes are written and data is moved from the old to another system. Lastly, the end-users can now improve on the system in order to make it more efficient by meeting new capabilities.
Steps While Purchasing and Implementing a new HIT Fully commissioning a new HIT can be challenging if proper strategies are not adhered to. In my organization, there are steps that have to be followed. The first step is reviewing resources that can inform a new purchase. The second step entails need’s assessment that also entails evaluating which software components that are important as well as the readiness of staff to adopt them. Thirdly is to set the baseline criteria, for instance, whether the organization will go for cloud-based, self-hosted or outsourced systems. The fourth step is to come up with a vendor by seeking proposals and demonstrations from potential vendors. The next step that our organization undertakes is to determine…