Enterprise Application and Technology: Importance of End-User Involvement in Health Management Information Systems Implementation Health management information system (HMIS) should ensure that patients’ issues are private, secure and strictly accessible to authorized individuals. Attaining that prompts the involvement of end-users in the implementation process. The end-user of health management information systems contributes fundamental roles such upholding privacy when accessing health information. Involving end-users in the implementation promote organizational harmonization. According to Rahimi, Vimarlund and Timpka, 2009, failure to involve end-users in HMIS implementation may hinder organizational performance because of resultant inefficiencies.
For instance, it promotes staff confidence when using the HMIS. End-user involvement in the management of HMIS ensures the successful implementation of various health issues. The end-user promotes continual improvements of HMIS as a vital system for efficient operation of the health care organizations. The ultimate objective of various information concerning patients rely on the final recipient, hence the role of end-users in HMIS implementation. End-users ensure the implementation of various steps along the stages of conceptualization to physical operation when using HMIS. End users allow for increased automation of systems.
Increased automation influenced by end–users permits the development of methodologies, increased range of HMIS hardware, interface and software technologies because the end-users participate actively in the marketplace. End-users’ involvement in HMIS implementation allows for increased application of expertise and knowledge to the management of HMIS. End-users promote and enhance increased roles and responsibilities that health chief executive officers need to participate in of ensuring proper management of health management information systems. How to ensure End-Users Involvement in HMIS Implementation End users can be involved in the design processes of health management information systems.
A participatory design ensures that the system fulfills the demands of end-users. Through their involvement, End-Users can determine the design of diverse aspects of the HMIS. ReferencesRahimi, B., Vimarlund, V., & Timpka, T. (2009). Health Information System Implementation: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis. Journal of Medical Systems, 33(5), 359-368.