Just a beta....

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Conference Paper

Traditional implementation of clinical information systems follows a predictable project management process. The selection, development, implementation, and evaluation of the system and the project management aspects of those phases require considerable time and effort. The purpose of this paper is to describe the beta site implementation of a knowledge-based clinical information system in a specialty area of a southeastern hospital that followed a less than traditional approach to implementation. Highlighted are brief descriptions of the hospital's traditional process, the nontraditional process, and key findings from the experience. Preliminary analysis suggests that selection of an implementation process is contextual. Selection of elements from each of these methods may provide a more useful process. The non-traditional process approached the elements of communication, areas of responsibility, training, follow-up and leadership differently. These elements are common to both processes and provide a focal point for future research.

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Cited Authors

  • Lytle, KS; Bailey, DW; Dorman, KF; Moos, MK

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 580 - 584

PubMed ID

  • 10566425

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10566425

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-605X