BSA-376 Work-Related Project Analysis

BSA-376 Work-Related Project Analysis

The paper seeks to describe the Electric Medical Records (EMR) systems architecture at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home in terms of data, processes, interfaces, and networks. In addition, the paper will also illustrate and explain the physical and data flow as well as any other necessary diagrams. Data According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, data is defined as: “Factual information (such as measurements or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation” (“Data,” 2013).

Architectural data as it elates to the description of the EMR system at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home is approached with the respect of ; “data is most efficiently understood in respect to being defined as “an integrated collection of stored data that is centrally managed and controlled” (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, n. d, p. 488).

Processes According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, processes is defined as: “a progressive forward movement from one point to another on the way to completion: the action of passing through continuing development from a eginning to a contemplated end: the action of continuously going along through each of a succession of acts, events, or developmental stages: the action of being progressively advanced or progressively done” (“Processes,” 2013).

Architectural processes as it relates to the description of EMR at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home was approached with the understanding that everything from the design to the implementation of an EMR is a process that requires complete attention to detail. Interfaces According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, Interfaces is efined as: “The place at which two independent and often unrelated systems meet and act upon or communicate with each other” (“Interfaces,” 2013).

Architectural interfaces as it relates to the description of EMR at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home was approached with respect to, the understanding of the ideology that, “Interface is the system to the users” (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, n. d, p. 488) in that, the design of the EMR systems at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home was approached with respect of how the end users will interact with the system (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, p. 488, n. ). This was achieved by using the Pricenple keys; “the eight golden rules. As the foundation for how their EMR system was designed “Strive for Consistency, Enable Frequent Users to Use Shortcuts, Offer Informative Feedback, Design Dialogs to Yield Closure, Offer Simple Error Handling, Permit Easy Reversal of Actions, Support Internal Locus of Control, Reduce Short-Term Memory Load” (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, n. d, p. 541). Networks According to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, Network is defined as: a system of computers, terminals, and data bases connected by communications lines (“Networks,” 2013).

Architectural Networks as it relates to the description of the EMR system at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing is the system that enables it’s end-users to effectively and efficiently communicate organization wide. Dataflow Diagram: from a physical standpoint In order to effectively construct an EMR system for Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home the architect must first preform an analysis of any and all specification required by the client.

To effectively attain this information the analyst must follow the “The seven fact-finding techniques” which are “Review existing eports, forms, and procedure descriptions, Conduct interviews and discussions with users, Observe and document business processes, Build prototypes, Distribute and collect questionnaires, Conduct JAD sessions, and lastly; Research vendor solutions” (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, n. a, p. 53) The first step in implementing an EMR system at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home is ensuring the all end-users have a clear concise understanding of the hardware components and software components as it relates to the architecture of the EMR as well as how it is installed and operated. Software “Proper comprehensive project planning is essential to the success of any project as a whole because, how can one truly know how to succeed at planning a project if one doesn’t understand what the plan is?

The “Plan” in regards to implementing an EMR system at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home is knowledge of proper information gathering techniques and understanding the design methods to be used is the foundation for which the project is set” (Work related analysis part 1, by Della Bond) and it starts with understanding the EMR foundation and how it works. Essentially the EMR is the foundation software that allows for the trafficking of sensitive information to flow interdepartmentally.

It is the highway for which information travels securely. EMR Architecture EMR’s securely exchange information interdepartmentally. If the information that travels interdepartmentally is not proper set acclimated and effective secured, administrative and user productivity great be effected; which could lead to Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home’s inability to perform its mission ” (personal communication, Instructor Busby October 20, 2013).

Below is an illustration of Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home’s date flow diagram comprised of end-users, Doctors/ Nurses station, the laboratory, and Pharmacy. The diagram illustrates how end-user terminals (Desktops, tablets, and any other electronic computer based device linked to the EMR) communicate within the EMR server. This Diagram also illustrates where information is stored at and retrieved from.

Additionally, this Diagram also demonstrates how the Doctors/Nurses station, Pharmacy, and laboratory send and receive information within the EMR. End-User Terminal’s EMR application server End-User Data Mainframe EMR Hardware Platform According to Rouse “front-end and back-end are terms used to characterize program interfaces and services relative to the initial user of these interfaces and services. (The “user” may be a human being or a program. ) A “front- end” application is one that application users interact with directly.

A “back-end” application or program serves indirectly in support of the front-end services, usually by being closer to the required resource or having the capability to communicate with the required resource” (Para. 1). Apps (applications; ‘E, patient check-in apps) and Data Base servers (‘E, Citrix) otherwise known as “Back-End” servers, and computer and/or other electronic devices, otherwise known as “Front-End” platforms are where end-users interact (depicted below).

As supply and demand increases and technology advances, in order to ensure the successful advancement of healthcare organization; the healthcare organization is going to have to eventually implement an EMR system to ensure that the mission of the organization continues to thrive. If the elected officers within the organization are ommissioned to implement the EMR system possessing an Architectural ensures to a great degree the successful implementations of the EMR within the organization. Failure to have such an extensive understanding, generally as a whole can lead to catastrophe error.

For example, if the healthcare organization fails to effectively communicate system requirements to the architect because of their inability to understand the design and implementation process; the architect could design that does not meet their needs with will cause project set-back (or in extreme situations; project termination). Set-backs could have the implementing organization millions of dollars of lost man hours, which if continued, could bring a company to its knees if not bankrupt an organization.

However, shareholder will pull out and abandon the implementation of the project before that happens. Usually if they have to make that decision; it is done so as a result of the organization inability to stop the financial hemorrhaging due to failure to meet deadline, rising productivity cost and no return, Conclusion This paper has effectively described the Electric Medical Records (EMR) systems rchitecture at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Care Center and Nursing home in terms of data, processes, interfaces, and networks.

Additionally, this paper has also effectively also illustrate and explain the physical and data flow as well as any other necessary diagrams. References Data. (2013). In Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Retrieved from http://unabridged. merriam-webster. com/unabridged/Data Interface. (2013). In Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Retrieved from http://unabridged. merriam-webster. com/unabridged/interface Networks. 2013). In Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged.

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