Information Technology Strategic Plan Developed By Langley Mason Health

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An information technology strategic plan developed by Langley Mason Health (LMH) aimed to empower health care consumers and healthcare workers to change data into information to expand services of the clinics as well as electronic medical records. However, there are insufficient funds for equipment, technology and routine maintenance for its facilities (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2009). The hospital planned to construct several satellite locations and there are limited funds left yearly to spend on technology implementation and to purchase equipment. The LMH system had a delay in fully going live with computerized prescribers order entry (CPOE) because of many foreseen complications during the development (Wager, Lee & Glaser, 2009). While the issue of CPOE implementation is being resolved, pharmacy and nursing department is looking at the purchase of smart IV pump that will spend roughly half of the budget for the fiscal year. This paper discusses the case study about LMH, different views how LMH should proceed and how to mediate the two different views.
LMH located in Reno county Nevada serving seven different communities, is one of many healthcare systems facing issues of finding a balance between financial budget and patient safety. The LMH has a 317-bed medical and trauma center, a 107-bed community hospital, a continuing care center, a home, care division, a surgery center and a behavioral medicine center (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2009).The main goal is to
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