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The nurse leader and the system development life cycle

 Resources To Use:

  • McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    • Chapter 9, “Systems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision Making” (pp. 191–204)
    • Chapter 12, “Electronic Security” (pp. 251–265)
    • Chapter 13, “Achieving Excellence by Managing Workflow and Initiating Quality Projects” 
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.a). Health IT evaluation toolkit and evaluation measures quick reference guideLinks to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-evaluation-toolkit
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.b). Workflow assessment for health IT toolkitLinks to an external site.. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://digital.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/evaluation-resources/workflow-assessment-health-it-toolkit

 Louis, I. (2011, August 17). Software development life cycleLinks to an external site. (SDLC) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtpyjPrpyX8 

For this assignment, imagine you are a nurse director on a unit where a new nursing documentation system is to be implemented. You want to ensure that the system will be usable and acceptable for the nurses impacted. You realize you need a nurse leader, probably one with nursing informatics skills, to be on the implementation team.  For this assignment, you will develop a role description for the nurse leader that you will be recruiting for this Documentation System Project Team. 

  • The role description should be based on the SDLC stages/steps and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps. Have a heading for each step and have 2-3 bullets under each heading:
    • Planning and requirements definition
    • Analysis
    • Design of the new system
    • Implementation
    • Post-implementation support
  • Use APA format and include a title page and reference page (thus include citations and references)

Prepare

  • Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario presented.
  • Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an implementation team for health information technology.

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Approximately 250 words