Practicum Project: Creating a Women and Infants Clinical Summary Screen

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Practicum Project: Creating a Women and Infants Clinical Summary Screen The adoption of clinical information systems is one way that healthcare organizations are making an effort to improve patient safety, provide a means to exemplify regulatory compliance, and facilitate exchange of patient information between care providers (Kirkley & Stein, 2004; Nadzam, 2009). To achieve this goal, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH) recently implemented a new CPOE/clinical documentation system. One of the objectives of the new system was to give bedside clinicians a standardized electronic tool, known as the Clinical Summary, for bedside shift hand-off reporting. Soon after go-live, it was identified that the standard nursing Clinical Summary did not meet specialized the reporting needs of the nurses on the Women and Infants divisions. Consequently, an application enhancement request was submitted. The goal of this project is to synthesize the knowledge gained throughout this Masters Degree program to initiate, plan, and execute changes to the current clinical documentation system to provide a standardized Clinical Summary review screen to meet the specialized hand-off reporting needs of the nurses on the Women and Infants divisions at BJH. This paper includes project objectives, a supporting evidence-based literature review, project methodology, formative and summative evaluation criteria, and a graphical timeline with a narrative description for the Women and Infants Clinical Summary project. Project Objectives The initiation phase of a project is not complete without a clearly defined goal and realistic, measurable objectives that describe the business benefits which are expected to be delivered upon completion of a project (Laureate Educatio... ... middle of paper ... ...tained from my preceptor, instructor, and from colleague feedback on my final project course deliverables. This summative evaluation will serve as lessons learned to enhance my performance in future information technology projects. Summary This practicum project experience project plan is the initial step in addressing an identified deficiency in the new CPOE/clinical documentation system implemented last year at the medical center at which I am employed. Using the standardized tools of project management, I have presented the project objectives, the global project methodology, and the formative and summative evaluation criteria. To further describe this project plan, a graphical timeline is shown in figure 1. A narrative explanation of the timeline is included in the appendix. Finally, this project plan is supported by scholarly and peer-reviewed literature.

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