Evaluation Of The Memorial Health System

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“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency” –Bill Gates (The Brainy Quote, n.d.). While reviewing other IT project implementations shed light on system failures and also what seems to work best. Planning and a strong team seem to be first priority to getting started followed by set goals. The case of the Memorial Health System CPOE implementation is a perfect example of why planning and following the steps are crucial to success. Good project management should be a focus, with special attention paid to having a strong team. The selection of a good team is the first step to success. Once this initial goal has been met the focus shifts to defining the project scope and developing a plan. As the company is implementing the new system, the first step that is organizing an implantation team. According to Wagner, W13 18hickham Lee, and Glaser (2013), “The primary role and function of the team is to plan, coordinate, budget and manage all aspects of the new system implementation.” Many roles are involved before, during and after implementation. The project sponsor makes strategic decisions that guide and direct the project. They are fiscally responsible and manage the resources of the project. Project sponsors approve or disapprove decisions made by the project manager, such as adjustments
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