Information Systems

Information Systems Site Visit Paper For this assignment, students will choose a person to interview at a facility (clinic or hospital) that utilizes EHRs. Some possibilities include the Informatics Nurse, Risk Manager, Director of Patient Access (Medical Records), Director of Pharmacy Services, Manager or Director of Billing, or Chief Nursing Officer. Choose a focus for the interview from one of the following main topics: • Medication reconciliation and medication administration safety – Pharmacy Director • Bridging the gap between Nursing and Informatics – Informatics Nurse 10/09/2015 NUR 353: Information Management in Health Care | vii • Behind the scenes – what does it take to keep a paperless facility running smoothly on the EHR – Informatics Nurse or IT specialist • Billing in the EHR setting (compared with paper) – Patient Accounts/Billing • Medical errors/patient safety – Risk Manager • Productivity – CNO or Nursing Director Prior to the interview, write five to 10 questions pertinent to the chosen topic. These questions will be submitted to your instructor for revision and approval by the date listed on the course calendar. Sample questions will be posted on the discussion board. Upon receipt of approved interview questions, schedule and conduct the interview. Based on the interview, write a paper incorporating information learned in this course. The paper should be no more than six pages excluding the title and reference page. The paper will need to be formatted in the current version of APA, and the interview questions may serve as the headings for organization purposes. Grading Rubric for Information Systems Site Visit Paper Interview questions – originality and relevance of questions 40 points APA formatting and overall organization of paper 20 points Body of paper – Interview questions turned into a well thought out paper 50 points Integration of current literature and course topics into paper 40 points Total 150 points Site Visit Details, Rubric & Sample Questions Information Systems Site Visit Paper For this assignment, students will choose a person to interview at a facility (clinic or hospital) that utilizes EHRs. Some possibilities include the Informatics Nurse, Risk Manager, Director of Patient Access (Medical Records), Director of Pharmacy Services, Manager or Director of Billing, or Chief Nursing Officer. Choose a focus for the interview from one of the following main topics: 1 Medication reconciliation and medication administration safety – Pharmacy Director 2 Bridging the gap between Nursing and Informatics – Informatics Nurse 2 Behind the scenes – what does it take to keep a paperless facility running smoothly on the EHR – Informatics Nurse or IT specialist 3 Billing in the EHR setting (compared with paper) – Patient Accounts/Billing 4 Medical errors/patient safety – Risk Manager 5 Productivity – CNO or Nursing Director 
 Prior to the interview, write five to 10 questions pertinent to the chosen topic. These questions DO NOT HAVE TO BE submitted to your instructor approval by the date listed on the course calendar. Sample questions will be posted on the discussion board (See below). Upon development of interview questions, schedule and conduct the interview. Based on the interview, write a paper incorporating information learned in this course. The paper should be no more than six pages excluding the title and reference page. The paper will need to be formatted in the current version of APA, and the interview questions may serve as the headings for organization purposes. Grading Rubric for Information Systems Site Visit Paper Interview questions – originality and relevance of questions 40 points APA formatting and overall organization of paper 20 points Body of paper – Interview questions turned into a well thought out paper 50 points Integration of current literature and course topics into paper 40 points Total 150 points PLEASE DO NOT USE THE EXACT QUESTIONS; You may revise. 1.What is your background in nursing with charting? 2. As CNO or Director, have you been in a facility that used paper charting? Are there notable changes between paper and electronic or disadvantages for nurses now? 3. Has converting to electronic increased productivity? If so, in what areas? 4. Did converting to electronic enhance to continuity of care? 5. Has the electronic system increased patient satisfaction, or has it made it harder to achieve based on clients enhanced knowledge of healthcare from internet sources? 6. Has the EHR made hospitals and nurses more diligent in meeting the quality standards in regards to Joint Commission and the Core Measures? 7. Our facility has integrated to a new system and some areas had to revert to paper charting for a few days prior to initial Go-Live. Many nurses stated they enjoyed paper charting and wished they could go back to it. What is your opinion of this desire to revert back to paper in this time of advance technology? If you returned to bedside nursing today, which would you prefer? Why? I hope this is helpful!