Patients and staff may suffer if nurses are not included in system development plans. Our hospital has just announced that our new EHR will be delayed for another eight months. Some sites have been using the new EHR and have encountered some challenges within a few weeks of going live. This delay is in the hopes that once we start going, everything will work as it should. Nurses discovered certain difficulties and were actively involved in the post-implementation process. We are unable to deliver the best possible care to our Veterans and all employees since nursing is not included in the new EHR process.
Nurses have a rudimentary awareness of their requirements and can brainstorm solutions (2020). Nurses and nurse leaders are excellent advocates not only for their patients, but also for themselves and their teams. McGonigle and Mastrian recognized three critical components in the deployment of a newly built SDLC: usability, time, and effectiveness. Without nursing input during the SCDL, nurses may be unwilling to deploy the new software, and usability testing will be a worry as a result of their reluctance to attempt the new program (Frith). The nurse’s opinion of the system’s usefulness and efficiency may also be jeopardized.
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D. McGonigle and K.G. Mastrian (2022). Nursing Informatics and Knowledge Foundation (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Education.
T. L. Risling and D. E. Risling (2020). Increasing nursing involvement in user-centered design. Journal of Nursing Research, 25(3), 226-238. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987120913590