NURS659 Week 2 Discussion Prompts 1 & 2 

NURS659 Week 2 Discussion Prompts 1 & 2

NURS659 Week 2 Discussion Prompts 1 & 2

Discussion Prompt 1

What opportunities do you see for CDS to facilitate the work of healthcare professionals? Explain how usability is important when integrating clinical decision support.

Discussion Prompt 2

Discuss the importance of the user experience when implementing or changing components of health information technology. Outline a usability test for one module of your current EHR. Include the elements discussed in the chapter in your proposed usability test. Describe why you chose the methods you did.


Week 2 Strategic Plan for Clinical Decision Support Implementation Paper

Building on the activity you have just completed, create a two- to three-page strategic plan (paper) using APA format and a minimum of three scholarly sources. Examples of scholarly sources include professional journal articles and books obtained from library databases, national guidelines, and informatics organizations, published within the last five years.

Please include the following information in your plan (organize using headings):

The approach you would take to ensure all aspects of patient care are considered

Define and describe a minimum of five CDS supports you would include

How you would prioritize the efforts

Potential areas to focus on that are related to payment rates, national quality measures, CDS interventions that meet meaningful use requirements, readmissions for congestive heart failure and other care events, and areas identified as institutional priorities for clinical improvement

How you would balance the need to deliver the CDS capabilities quickly against the benefit of establishing a robust infrastructure

Identify one area for quality and improvement and what CDS strategies you would implement to improve that area

Define how your approach aligns with best practices such as CDS Five Rights, CDS 10 commandments, and the desire to use standards-based scalable approaches

Include how you will systematically measure the effect of the CDS interventions.