University Emr Implementation : Case Analysis

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Stanford EMR Implementation: Case Analysis This case analysis of Stanford’s Hospital and Clinics (SHC) electronic medical record (EMR) system implementation will focus on how the healthcare organization focused on resolving a problem to meet regulatory pressures and responded to an opportunity to create operational efficiency, by capitalizing on the use of information technology to help reduce costs. We will discuss the organization’s IT problems, opportunities, and the alternatives available to address each. We will summarize an analysis of potential alternatives including the organization’s EMR system of choice and conclude with a recommendation to the Board on how to rollout the new system. Problems and Opportunities SHC mission was to care, to educate, and to discover for the benefit of patients and larger community. Multiple problems and opportunities were present within the organization’s IT infrastructure that needed to be resolved before implementing an EMR system. The case stated, “In the early 2000s, SHC was in no shape to support an EMR system comparable to other healthcare groups” (Denend & Zenios, 2010). They needed to fix their existing IT infrastructure in order to resolve network, security, and regulatory compliance (HIPPA) issues. After addressing these concerns, they could focus on a solution for an EMR system. The strategic motivation behind implementing an EMR system was to reduce cost, meet competitive (internal and external) pressures, improve
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