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Thehospital computer charting system is a component of healthinformatics that is purposely made to administer the needs ofhospital operations. It is a comprehensive design that managescommercial, medical, processing services and many other clinicalaspects (Black et al, 2016). Additionally, the initiative aims toimprove access to the patient information, modernize infodistribution among patient health care providers and enhancement ofcare quality and client safety. Implementation of this system willprovide a common source of information and advance health careprofessional coordination.

Toimplement the new computer charting system, a team also known assteering committee has to be in place to make and break theimplementation procedure. They include the following members.

  • The team chairperson

  • The execution manager

  • Clinical Nurse Lead

  • Medical Supervisor Lead

  • Billing staff Lead

  • Computer or electronic Designer

  • Registrar

  • Information Technologist

  • Clinical therapist

Theteam mentioned above members is critical in the fruitfulimplementation process, in that they come up with divergentperspectives on how the new computer charting system program will beused to offer an extensive collection of skills, knowledge as well asprovide a forward-thinking execution process.

Engagingall the members of staff to identify the volunteers and allowing theentire team to pursue their needs and desires should be put intoconsideration when communicating the change. Second, making sure thatthe staff understands the benefits of the program to be implementedand how it will enable them to achieve their common goal is necessary(Kearney et al, 2015).

Onthe other hand, the change should be communicated during the stafftraining programs such as in-services the forum will provide anoutlet for the members of the staff to ask questions and join thediscussions about the system program to be implemented and for thisreason, the message will possibly reach all the members. Similarly,communication can be done during shift meetings scheduled weekly ormonthly by asking different units of the hospital how they willhandle the amendment and if anyone may want any areas of upgrading.

Toimplement the change, provision of basic training and identifyingstaff members’ computer knowledge is important this is necessaryfor giving the staff useful tips that are adequate for the newsystem. Also, using the resources available online to give the staffthe basic computer skills will help in speeding up the understandingof potential employees (Potter et al, 2016).

Second,looking for individuals who are super users or natural leaders, ableto acquire new ideas quickly and willing to assist others to learnthe new system is fundamental these individual will help ininfluencing and convincing the entire staff to accept the changepositively. Third offering an incentive such as vocational existencesand gratuity will contribute to motivating the staff to come forwardand take the change dutifully hence handling resistance will beachieved.

Thenew technology will primarily focus on security or safety challengeswithin the hospital since paper charts are vulnerable or prone totampering, the new system will provide a long-term, secure and easilyaccessible method of maintaining records for patients. Similarly, itwill offer a user-friendly system that manages and holds healthcareprocesses. Second, the system will enhance signaling, chart reviewingprocedures and speedy computer consultation or transfer ofinformation across the hospital at any time (Blais et al, 2015).

Thenew technological system will encompass tablets, laptops, PCs andother computerized medical devices. These tools will be useful indiagnostics tests for instance, digital X-rays will enable thedoctors acquire more information and produce sophisticated imagesduring treatment. The laptops and tablets will allow the staff toincorporate electronic medical records which will amount to effectivecommunication. They will also provide the patients, doctors andnurses a quicker flow of information across the entire hospital.Finally, the devices will be offering an efficient method of storingmedical records and patient history.

Toaddress the challenge of elderly workers who lack computers andscared of using them, the following should be done. First, focusshould be put on providing touchscreen devices such as tablets andsmart screens. The older people get on far better with touch screensthan old-fashioned computers since they are somewhat portable,convenient and less intimidating. Second, basic alterations on theset menu can help elderly people get used to the devices (Blais etal, 2015).

Additionally,teaching them only in the areas they are going to use the computersis important. This focus on the skills and knowledge they will needto use on their daily basis professional work as this will eradicatemisunderstanding or confusion and minimize learning time. Making surethose elderly members from each sector are involved in live forumsand meetings that are programmed to discuss the post-implementationprogress will improve their attitude towards the new system as thiswill ensure that the staff does not find difficulties. Finally,developing an outline which will provide older people with one-to-onesustenance can help them in learning about technology and network.

References

Blais,K. And Hayes, S. (2015). Professional nursing practice: Concepts andperspectives. (7thedillustrated, revised).

Black,B. (2016). Professional nursing: concepts &amp challenges. ElsevierHealth Sciences.

Kearney-Nunnery,R. (2015). Advancing Your Career Concepts in Professional Nursing.

Potter,P. A., Perry, A. G., Stockert, P., &amp Hall, A. (2016).Fundamentals of nursing. Elsevier Health Sciences.