It is important to understand how organizations identify needs and address obstacles. You can view this process through the lens of electronic medical records (EMR) implementation and the perspective of a health care leader.
Interview an upper-level manager (e.g., CEO, CFO, CIO, IT manager) in a hospital or other health care facility that has instituted electronic medical records. Your interview should last about 30 minutes in length and may be completed face-to-face or over the phone. The interview should focus on the implementation of the EMR system, including:
- Factors that influenced the organization to institute the EMR system.
- Resistance to the decision-making process.
- Obstacles experienced during the initial EMR rollout.
- Overall impact on quality in health care since instituting the EMR system.
Write a 1000-1,250 word paper summarizing the interview and the interviewee’s perspectives on the four points above. Your paper should also include a brief history of electronic medical records in the health care industry. How does the information gained in the interview match up with your readings/research on the subject?
Cite at least three references (No more than 5 years).
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not required.