Defense mechanisms (e.g., human behavior driven) and high financial cost (e.g., organizational system/budget driven) are two leading factors in resistance to change.
Healthcare organizations, as with other types of organizations, vary in their capacity to successfully implement technological changes.
Describe the unique challenges healthcare organizations may face when implementing a new medical informatics application, such as electronic medical records, within their organization.
Provide examples and research to support your response. 300-400 words in APA standards with cited references
In the past, limited attention has been given to codifying practices in order for them to be understood and utilized across disciplines or through different information technology systems. The implementation of a federally mandated electronic medical records system, therefore, poses a challenge to nursing professionals and others who must be prepared to utilize standardized codes for the new system. Why are coding standards important for promoting consistent, high-quality care?
According to Rutherford (2008, para. 15), “Improved communication with other nurses, health care professionals, and administrators of the institution in which nurses work is a key benefit of using a standardized nursing language.” In this Discussion you consider the reasoning behind and the value of standardized codification.
- Review the information in Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice. Determine which set of terminologies are appropriate for your specialty or area of expertise.
- Reflect on the importance of continuity in terminology and coding systems.
- In the article, “Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It Mean for Nursing Practice?” the author recounts a visit to a local hospital to view its implementation of a new coding system.