Paper-based on Information Technology and Education: utilization of information technology to further nurse education, use of simulation, use of social media, and information literacy.

Paper-based on Information Technology and Education: utilization of information technology to further nurse
education, use of simulation, use of social media, and information literacy.
The paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines
Here is a suggested format for the paper:
Introduction
Problem
Define and/ or describe the problem
Detail the significance and impact of the problem
Who are the stakeholders? (Examples: executive leadership, clinical departments, IT department, medical staff,
legal counsel)
Why is the problem important to the stakeholders?
Gap Analysis
Resources used to gather data regarding the problem
Include the Healthcare Management Information System (HMIS) accessed (Example: Electronic Health Record
– EHR)
Stipulate the steps that were taken to investigate the problem
Workflow Analysis
Visual depiction of the existing process or practice (a process map)
Analyze and describe where inefficiencies, breakdown of process, and/ or communication occurs
Differentiate Value Added versus Non-Value Added Steps
Proposed Solution
Outline the proposed solution(s)
Clearly outline what you are trying to accomplish; compelling vision
Define the technology(ies)
Articulate how the technology(ies) will facilitate workflow and/ or transform practice to improve patient
outcomes
Specify at least three (3) data points to be measured and the monitoring tool that will be used to show
opportunities for improvement, modifications, and/ or sustainability
Explain implementation issues and challenges for the identified informatics prioritiy(ies) (Example: ethical,
human and financial resources, coordination with other entities, composition of the workflow redesign team)
Framework: Performance Improvement (PI) Model
Define and describe selected PI Model including rationale for its fit to the proposed solution (Examples:
Waterfall Model; PDCA – Plan, Do, Check, Act; Six Sigma)
Role of the leaders in introducing a change strategy
Consider organizational readiness, strengths, and barriers
Suggested model for leading organizational change (Examples: Kotter’s 8-step process, Lewin’s Change
Management Model) including the rationale for selection
Proposed communication plan
Summary: Final recommendations and conclusions

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