Challenges in Practice


 The radiologist at your hospital reports to the administrator that 30 patients have been diagnosed with brain tumors during the past 2 months. The administrator requests a report detailing the number of patients diagnosed with brain tumors during the past 6 months. However, the radiology department uses a free-text entry for their diagnoses, and their system does not communicate with the larger electronic health record (EHR) system installed at the hospital. You recognize an opportunity to address challenges with the EHR system in your hospital and decide to also write a proposal for a solution to improve your hospital’s EHR system. 

 compose a proposal for how the hospital in the scenario might overcome each of the following challenges related to the scenario:

  • Vocabulary standards
  • Interoperabiliy
  • Workarounds
  • Patient safety
  • Patient privacy and security when pulling reports
  • Recommend a change theory that might assist in your convincing the hospital administration to implement the EHR solution and improvements you propose. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Support your proposal by explaining how the EHR solution might benefit data analysis for the promotion of improved health outcomes.
  • Provide references within 5 years to support your answers.
  • Note: The title page, introduction, summary, and references are in addition to the required page count.