Who Else Should Have Been Involved In The Right Decision-Making Process?

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The HIM directors failed in proper planning to select the right system that satisfies the needs of the business. The directors should have prioritized the functions that they want the EDMS to have to meet the needs of the facility. To resolve the disagreement over which system to choose, there should be a quantifiable means of evaluating the systems. The directors should create a list of all functions and decided which features are mandatory and which ones are desirable. Also, they should develop a numeric ranking system and score each function based on its importance; for example, each function is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, when 5 is highly important and 1 is unimportant. In addition, a weighted system can help to determine which system to choose; with the weighted system, each function would be listed along with a score that would be multiplied by the weight, showing how important the functionality is. Lastly, they can present the list of the functions to vendors and ask whether a function is available, is available with customization, will be offered in the future, or is not available. The directors should gather and review all the information and reach an agreement to select a system that fulfills the need of all facilities (Sayles & Trawick, 2014, pp.78-82). …show more content…

Who else should have been involved in the decision-making process?
The information systems project steering committee, chief information officer (CIO), and an independent consultant should be involved in the decision-making process. The steering committee is responsible for every information system acquisition project in the facility. The CIO is responsible for all information resource management function at the facility. The independent consultant who is familiar with the different system can provide useful feedback about selecting a system (Sayles & Trawick, 2014,

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