Physicians and patients have been affected by the development and implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT). There are many other health care professionals and venues affected by significant complexities and characteristics that make HIT implementation as challenging. For example, standardized data formats are used to facilitate data portability, work culture barriers, system costs, training issues, and other matters. Some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers have begun to use a variety of portable electronic health records to collect data at the scenes of patient incidents with systems designed to transmit data to receiving hospitals. Overall, however, achieving the Nationwide Health Information Network has been elusive due to administrative and technical difficulties.
To achieve the HIT goals of improving health care quality and reducing costs, extensive and rigorous work remains in the research and implementation arenas. Assume you have just graduated with your Master’s degree and you have passed a series of interviews at the top hospital known as We Care Hospital. You are hired as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and your first task is to conduct a SWOT analysis of the HIT system at We Care Hospital. Research the websites of your local hospital and determine itsï»¿ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats based on the ease of information, access for potential patients, and clinical quality features located on its website that identify the basic operations of the health care organization.
Then, prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint 10-slide narrative using a SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in a situation. Review the video, Strategic Planning and SWOT Analysis. To help you prepare the narrative PowerPoint using Microsoft 365 and older versions, review the video: Record a Slide Show With Narration and Slide Timings.
Your 10-slide SWOT PowerPoint should follow this format:
Slide 1: Cover Page.
Include the title of your presentation, your name, the course number and course title, your professor’s name, and the date.
Slide 2: Background or Executive Summary.
Describe the details of the situation. Use bullets with short sentences. The title of this slide should be Executive Summary.
Slide 3: Thesis Statement.
Identify the focus of your research. The title of this slide should be Thesis Statement.
Slides 4–9: Support.
Support your thesis statement following the SESC formula: State, Explain, Support, and Conclude.
You should include at least three court cases and related peer-reviewed articles from within the past five years.
Slide 10: References.
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