Your manager has asked you to help to prepare a response to the COO’s assertion that EMR technology is not critical for the health care organization.
Write a 700- to 1050-word proposal that discusses the research-based benefits of using EMR technology.
Include the following in your proposal:
•Explain the purpose of utilizing research in health administration
•Explain the influence and importance of stakeholders in research utilization
Research-based Benefits of Using EMR Technology.
The implementation of the EMR technology is critical for the enhancement of efficiency in the healthcare system. However, there is a need to utilize research on the issue efficiently. Efficient utilization of research in the implementation of EMR and health administration makes it possible to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the systems, investigate and interpret the use, cost, accessibility, quality, organization, financing, delivery, and the outcomes of healthcare services. It gives decision-makers or stakeholders in the healthcare system or organizations information on the state of the health systems, the required changes, how to implement the changes, and the impact they may have on the system and the patients (Steinwachs & Hughes, 2008). This leads to the improvement of the quality of care by enhancing efficiency in all the processes.
engagement plays a significant role in influencing the utilization of research.
According to Hartzler et al. (2013),
stakeholder engagement involves the inclusion of those affected by the changes
in the policy towards the implementation of the change in healthcare. They play
an important role in the utilization of research and influence the
implementation of changes. For instance, the involvement of the stakeholders allows
the successful implementation of the processes and systems for supporting the
efficiency of the EMR. The engagement occurs in terms of consultation, involvement
to partnerships, and shared leadership and management at the different levels
of within the healthcare organization. In the implementation of EMR systems, research
is critical and so is the involvement of the stakeholders in its integration
into the systems and processes of the organization (Hartzler, et
Stakeholders such as patients, clinicians, policy makers, staff, healthcare
experts, and the citizens among others have a role in offering input on how to
utilize the research. The process helps in addressing the key challenges that
deter the implementation of EMR. The stakeholders’ contribution allows the
effective implementation of research after a consideration of its efficiency. The
involvement serves a greater role in the improvement of efficiency of the
system and processes, reduction of duplication of patient tests, the promotion
of safety and wellbeing of the patient, and the facilitation and coordination
of care (HRSA, 2016).
Hartzler, A., McCarty, C. A., Rasmussen, L. V., Williams, M. S., Brilliant, M., Bowton, E. A., . . . Fullerton, S. M. (2013). Stakeholder engagement: a key component of integrating genomic information into electronic health records. Genetics in Medicine 15 (10) , 792–801.
HRSA. (2016). How can stakeholder involvement be encouraged, and what can motivate pediatricians to adopt and use EHRs? Retrieved from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/Childrenstoolbox/DevelopingPediatricEHRs/whatcanmotivitatepedittoadoptehrs.html
Steinwachs, D. M., & Hughes, R. G. (2008). Health Services Research: Scope and Significance. In R. G. Hughes, Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses (pp. 163-177). Rockville : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US).