You will list the name of the fictional hospital or ambulatory clinic at the top followed by the vendors that you be evaluating. You will need to list your requirements on the left side of the matrix. It comes pre-populated with some requirements which you can use, but you only need to list your top 10-15 requirements. Then weigh each vendor on the requirements with a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest rating. Then total up the scores and you can use this as part of your decision making process for your recommendation.
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You are required to submit a not less than seven-page research project at the end of the semester. The topic is that you are an information technology consultant and have been hired to evaluate the vendor information system alternatives and select a new healthcare information system for a hospital, clinical department or other provider entity. You will prepare a consulting report on analyzing current systems and providing needs analysis. You will evaluate potential vendors and provide a recommendation for a new system.
A special project is required as follows:
Consider that you are an information technology consultant. You have been hired to evaluate the vendor information system alternatives and select a new healthcare information system for a hospital, clinical department or other provider entity. You will prepare a consulting report that includes the following:
1. Situation Analysis. Describe the “real” or hypothetical work environment, provider objectives and current information systems configuration as well as any unmet needs or issues. What current clinical systems does the hospital or ambulatory clinic have? What are their pain points with the current setup?
2. Functional Requirements. List or otherwise characterize the key functional requirements to be met by a new or upgraded health information system.
3. Evaluate Vendor Alternatives. Describe and evaluate two to four vendor alternatives. Indicate pros, cons for each alternative. You must evaluate real vendors ex. Epic, Allscripts, Meditech
4. Provisional Recommendation. Given the information available to you, what are you recommending to your client? Options may include upgrading the current system or implementing a new enterprise-wide clinical system. Be specific and indicate your rationales for your recommendation.
5. A table comparing features of the vendor alternatives
6. A graphic representation depicting the workflow of one department in your fictional hospital.
*Define the process that you will be taking to make a decision. For example, you as the project manager with be forming a steering committee, have vendor demonstration days etc. Use the steps defined in Chapter 7 as your guide.
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UMASS Reign Medical Center Consultants Report
I am a medical professor in charge of creating college assignments and answers for medical college students. In this assignment, the students are required to prepare a research project on evaluating vendor information system alternatives and selecting a new healthcare information system for a hospital, clinical department, or other provider entity. The project includes various components such as situation analysis, functional requirements, evaluation of vendor alternatives, provisional recommendation, comparison of features, and depiction of workflow.
To begin with, the students need to describe the “real” or hypothetical work environment, provider objectives, and current information systems configuration in the situation analysis. They should also identify any unmet needs or issues and discuss the pain points of the current clinical systems in the hospital or ambulatory clinic.
Next, the students are required to list or characterize the key functional requirements that need to be met by a new or upgraded health information system. This step is crucial in determining the necessary features and capabilities of the system.
Afterward, the students need to describe and evaluate two to four vendor alternatives, such as Epic, Allscripts, and Meditech. They should highlight the pros and cons of each alternative to provide a comprehensive evaluation.
In the provisional recommendation section, the students must specify their recommendation to the client based on the available information. This recommendation can include upgrading the current system or implementing a new enterprise-wide clinical system. It is important for the students to provide rationales for their recommendation to justify their choice.
Additionally, the students are required to create a table comparing the features of the vendor alternatives. This will help in visualizing the differences and similarities between the options.
Furthermore, the students need to depict the workflow of one department in their fictional hospital through a graphic representation. This will showcase how the selected system will fit into the existing workflow and improve efficiency.
Lastly, the students should define the process they will be taking to make a decision. This can involve forming a steering committee, organizing vendor demonstration days, and following the steps defined in Chapter 7 as a guide.
Overall, this research project will test the students’ understanding of evaluating healthcare information systems and making informed recommendations. It will also enhance their knowledge of vendor alternatives and their functionalities.