The Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality

1429 Words Nov 24th, 2015 6 Pages
Information system (IS) is an arrangement of information (data), processes, people, and information technology that interact to collect, process, store, and present information that support the organizations. Information systems are complex system and therefore it is essential to approach their acquisition, implementation, and management with proven methodologies (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011, p. 389). System acquisition refers to the process that occurs from the time the decision is made to select a new system (or replace an existing system) until the time a contract has been negotiated and signed (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 210). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plays an important role in the acquisition and implementation of the system. The agency provides tools and resources to help health care organizations plan, implement, and evaluate health information technology. In addition, AHRQ also provide funds research health information technology to help improve the quality of health care. My Wellness Personal Record Systems or PHR was one of a research IT project funded by the AHRQ. The aims of this paper are to: (1) analyze the part the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plays in health care information systems acquisition; (2) address the major concerns, and provide alternatives to alleviate these concerns; (3) analyze whether or not value was added to health care information systems through acquisition (4) analyze how the system…
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