Literature review

Literature Review: Change Management With the Implementation of a Health Information System and/or Technology

According to HIMSS (2010) Change Management is defined as a “structured process designed to deal directly and intentionally with the human factors involved in not just planning and implementing an EMR but through behavior change, achieving the anticipated benefits that justified the project in the first place” (pg. 3). The change management champion (leader) is ultimately responsible for navigating and guiding a team, department or entire organization through change (from start to finish). The noted paradigm shift of the U.S. health care industry and particularly, the HIM profession, change management is a useful tool/process to facilitate the numerous HIM environmental changes (i.e. technology, landscape, job responsibilities/titles).

The final product is a eight (8) to ten (10) page APA formatted, literature review on Change Management in as it relates to a given health information system and/or technology of choice.. The literature MUST include the following:

  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Abstract (150-250 words)
  • Introduction to Change Management (1-2 pages)
  • Body (5-6 pages)
    • Change Management Related Theories/Theorist
    • Change Management deployed in health information systems and technologies
    • Barriers to Change (Also identify solutions to the identified barriers)
    • Implementing Change
  • Conclusion (2 pages)
  • References (a minimum of seven (7) peer-reviewed references)
  • 8-10 pages (excludes the title page, table of contents, references and appendices)
  • Avoid writing in first person
  • Typed; Double-spaced; 12 font Arial or Time New Roman font
  • Spelling and grammar error free
  • Sixth Edition APA-format

References & Resources:

Change Management in EHR Implementation: https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/tools/nlc_changemanagementprimer.pdf

Change Management Strategies for an Effective EMR Implementation: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-himss/files/production/public/HIMSSorg/Content/files/Line%2063%20-%20Change%20Management%20Strategies%20for%20an%20Effective%20EMR%20Implementation.pdf

Health Information Management 2025: http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_049692.hcsp?dDocName=bok1_049692