NURS656 Week 3 Assignment: Table and Summary of HIT Gaps

NURS656 Week 3 Assignment: Table and Summary of HIT Gaps

NURS656 Week 3 Assignment: Table and Summary of HIT Gaps

This assignment builds on assignments 1 and 2. The purpose is to synthesize critical gap analysis by proposing creative solutions for the health informatics/information technology issue.


Based on the literature review and major gap(s) identified in your HIT project for the first two assignments, propose a creative solution(s) that would resolve the gap(s) and ensure inclusion of evidenced based practices in the solution. Sources for a proposed solution(s) may include the general media, online literature searches using the university library and/or Google Scholar, interviews of health practitioners, developers, computer scientists, technology experts, and the general public.

Summarize the solution(s) regarding this topic in a table.

The information integrated from the literature will be presented via a tabular column similar to the one shown. Distinct columns will name the discovered gaps, state the evidence-based practice from the literature, and possible solutions based on this information.

You will also write a two-paragraph summary below the table stating important takeaways based on the table for your informatics project.

Provide a list of references in current APA style.

Identified gap EBP from the literature Possible solution.


NURS656 Week 4 Assignment: A3 PM Tool

Creating an A3 will integrate your work from completed assignments in weeks 1 through 3. A3 serve as mechanisms to complete a root-cause analysis and scientific thinking related to your project, while also aligning the interests of stakeholders, users, and departments throughout the organization by encouraging productive dialogue and helping people learn from one another.


Based on your informatics problem statement identified in week 1, you will complete an A3. You will complete this assignment with the application of a structured A3 Problem Solving template. Access to free A3 templates can be found at the website listed below. Choose from the The PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) Tracking Form or the A3 Problem Solving Guide and accompanying template to complete your A3.

The A3 Problem Solving template lays out an entire plan in a dashboard visual.

It should be visual and extremely concise.

It should tell a story, laid out from upper left-hand side to lower right, which anyone can understand.

NURS656 Week 5 Assignment: Work Breakdown Schedule WBS Executive Dashboard

A WBS in project management builds on the A3 tool and is a deliverable-oriented breakdown of your project into smaller components. Specifically, it supports your key project deliverable that organizes your project scope and your team’s work to focus and develop the project schedule, resource requirements, and costs.


Create an executive dashboard utilizing your completed A3 with development of a work breakdown structure (WBS).

Based on the A3 tool completed in week 4, develop a WBS using PowerPoint.

Your WBS should reflect how you, the project manager, plan to manage the project.

Emphasis must be on meeting project objectives

The larger or more complex the project, the more levels in the WBS

If work is needed that requires effort or funding, it should be included in the WBS

It should reflect the total effort and scope of your project

Refer to your text: Martinelli and Milosevic, Project Management Toolbox, Chapter 5, Scope Planning and reference the required resources this week for guidance to build your WBS.

You should submit three separate documents for this week: Executive Dashboard, Work Breakdown Schedule, and PowerPoint Summary of WBS.

NURS656 Week 6 Assignment: Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers (SIPOC) Mitigation Plan

In your informatics process improvement project, the SIPOC tool will summarize the inputs and outputs of one or more processes in table form. Specifically, the SIPOC identifies project risks and creates a mitigation plan for your identified informatics project.


Create a Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, and Customers (SIPOC) Mitigation Plan. The acronym SIPOC forms the columns of the table.

Incorporate three of the Learning Health Systems (LHS) core values into the Process, Outputs, and Customer column.

The LHS core values are described in your week 6 required resources.

Download the SIPOC Template at:

Week 7 Assignment: Gantt Chart

The Gantt chart is a scheduling tool that uses bars to represent project activities and to show when the project, and each activity within the project, starts and ends against a horizontal time scale. Having a Gantt chart ensures that your project participants have the necessary time allocated on their calendars and are available to perform their activities.


Based on your informatics problem statement identified in week 1:

Create a Gantt chart for your project plan using a template created in Excel. Make sure to include specific and appropriate performance outcome measures in your Gantt chart. Reference Chapter 6 in Martinelli and the required resources located in this week for guidance.

Separately summarize how the selected performance measure will assure proper measurement, data collection, monitoring, and analyzing in your project.

Create a PowerPoint presentation using four slides.

Slide 1: Introduction slide of the healthcare informatics project

Slide 2: Copy your Gantt chart (created in Excel) to a PowerPoint slide

Slide 3: Bulleted summary supporting your selection of Performance Measurements included in the Gantt chart

Slide 4: References

You will submit three separate documents this week: Executive Dashboard, Work Breakdown Schedule, and PowerPoint Summary of WBS, including Gantt Chart.