Health informatics professionals participate in teams working toward implementing new technologies in their healthcare organization. There is a need in the body of knowledge of health informatics and information management for research studies to support the effectiveness of utilizing health information technology (HIT), particularly as it impacts clinical areas. Assessing the impact of HIT on patient care, clinical staff behaviors, work flow, other processes within organizations, and outcomes related to all of these elements require objective evidence that results from research.
Think about the components of research as it would apply to a clinically based study in informatics. Consider how you could apply these concepts in the workplace to help grow the body of knowledge. In this task, you will review research on the implementation of a health information technology. You will then discuss how that research could be used to determine the effectiveness of implementing the technology in a medical workplace.
A. Provide a literature review of five academic sources (e.g. peer review journal articles, professional white papers, professional association articles) that discuss the implementation of electronic medical records