Practicum Project: Creating a Women and Infants Clinical Summary Screen

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Practicum Project: Creating a Women and Infants Clinical Summary Screen
The adoption of clinical information systems is one way that healthcare organizations are making an effort to improve patient safety, provide a means to exemplify regulatory compliance, and facilitate exchange of patient information between care providers (Kirkley & Stein, 2004; Nadzam, 2009). To achieve this goal, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) recently implemented a new CPOE/clinical documentation system. One of the objectives of the new system was to give bedside clinicians a standardized electronic tool, known as the Clinical Summary, for bedside shift hand-off reporting. Soon after go-live, it was identified that the standard nursing Clinical Summary did not meet
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The following objectives are specific, measurable, time-limited, and observable behaviors that clearly identify to all key stakeholders what is expected to be achieved during this project (DeSilets, 2007): 1) Evaluate the need for a requested application enhancement to the current clinical documentation system as evidenced by a discussion with the end-users requesting the changes; 2) Create a proposal for an application enhancement based on end-user requests as evidenced by a future-state design template; 3) Create the technical design specifications requirements for an application enhancement to the current documentation system as evidenced by a design specifications document; 4) Design the proposed application enhancement as evidenced by a prototype of the requested screen enhancement in the sandbox (test 02) environment; 5) Evaluate the usability of the application enhancement prototype as evidenced by end-user feedback.
Evidence Based Review of the Literature
To ensure that the requested product and service is provided in the most efficient manner, the literature supports the use of standardized project management concepts by nurse informaticians (Laureate Education Inc., 2008; Mantel et al., 2008; PMI, 2008;

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