Essays on Information Systems - Partner Case Study

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Information Systems - Partner Describe the benefits to the patient of an enterprise system for patient medical information and for patient prescriptions and related medical therapies. An enterprise system for patient medical information and for patient prescriptions and related therapies has several benefits to the patient. The patient is assured of his or her records being maintained in digital form despite the number of patients in the healthcare. The patient is assured that data is stored as it is recorded during visits to the doctor or home care services. The information on the patient is of high quality and integrity because of the procedures that are put in place.

Patients are assured that the health professionals within the healthcare organization have access to their comprehensive information therefore assuring them of accurate and timely treatment at any given time. Patients enjoy the benefits through receiving treatment very fast because unnecessary delays are avoided. The enterprise system ensures there are no mistakes incurred during treatment of the patient (RMK 1). 2. Compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) implications of the LMR/CPOE investment and the type of legacy systems that were likely in place previously The designing costs of LMR/CPOE are lower compared to the legacy systems that were in place previously.

The legacy systems required more costs in designing since they were more complex and needed a lot of time designing. The set up costs of LMR/CPOE are not as much as the set up costs of the legacy systems used earlier. Setting up the LMR/CPOE systems uses little costs compared to the legacy systems used earlier. Testing the LMR/CPOE uses little costs when compared to the earlier legacy systems that were in place.

Getting hardware that is compatible with the new LMR/CPOE systems is easier than finding hardware for the legacy systems used earlier (RMK 2). The legacy systems used more power to operate thus increasing power related costs. The LMR/CPOE systems have less insurance costs, repair costs, and it is easy to find specialists who are familiar with the system compared to the legacy systems that were in use previously. 3. Describe the non-financial challenges faced by Partners senior management in implementing an enterprise-wide electronic medical records system. The non-financial challenges that partners senior management faces in implementing an enterprise wide electronic medical record system includes the need for training doctors to train the practitioners on how to use the electronic medical records system.

The partners also need an individual who can input in all the previously written reports into the new system. It takes time to implement the system and thus the partners will be faced with the challenge of time. Consequently, high level of data is required for the new system and getting the high-level data can turn out to be a challenge for the partners. 4.

Describe the tactical benefits and challenges posed by the LMR/CPOE systems implementation for PHS health care practitioners. The benefits include easy access to medical history of the patients due to the digital records availability, single repository, and better resources of patient data than previous resources used. There is also standardization of data collected and data that is stored since the quality of data is better and everyone has access to the same information.

However, the challenges include the need for training on how to use the systems and how to retrieve information from the system. The need for training raises a lot of questions in the beginning and problems may arise when the system is first implemented. Consequently, there is a challenge since the systems cannot be updated immediately. Works Cited RMK. "Partners healthcare System Case study. " Partners healthcare (2014): 1-4.

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