The establishment of a competent information management structure is a high priority for any health care organization. Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in the development of electronic health records as an integral portion of this structure. While implementation of an electronic health record is expensive, most health care organizations believe that the implementation is worthwhile. After a review of current literature and your textbook, post your answers to the following questions. How does an organizations strategic plan relate to a decision to purchase information technology such as an electronic health record system?What are the known incentives for implementation of an electronic health record?What is the role of nursing in the development of these records?What is the role of a nurse who specializes in nursing informatics?
A case study. Julie is a 40-year-old homemaker. Besides chauffeuring her very active 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter to school activities, maintaining the household, and providing emotional support to her husband (who is facing a stressful job situation), Julie cares for her 70-year-old widowed father. Her father had a stroke last year. After her father’s stroke, Julie dropped the two college courses she had been taking, so that she could visit him regularly in the hospital and help with his rehabilitation there. When he was released from the hospital, he moved into her home for an indefinite period. That seemed to be the only option other than a nursing home. Julie’s brother and sister live out of town and are unable to provide physical care for their father. It has now been several months since Julie’s father moved into her home. Julie is feeling overwhelmed as she tries to meet the needs of her father, her husband, and her children.
Write a paper discussing steps that could be taken to solve or prevent problems for Julie and possible pitfalls in taking these steps. Dimensions of the situation that you will want to consider include (1) finances, (2) health, (3) emotional functioning of individuals, and (4) relationships between family members.
Papers are to be a minimum of 6 pages double-spaced, in APA format.