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NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

Student Name Capella University NURS-FPX 6214 Health Care Informatics and Technology Prof. Name Date Implementation Plan Introduction      To successfully deploy telehealth technologies within healthcare organizations, it is essential to develop a thorough implementation plan. This assessment focuses on the development of an implementation plan for the real-time telemedicine technologies (video conferencing and remote patient monitoring) that have been recommended in the previous two assignments for Miami Valley Hospital (MVH). The layout of the paper is based on assessing the existing telehealth infrastructure of the organization, the interprofessional team will be assigned roles and responsibilities, and an implementation schedule will be developed. Furthermore, the need for staff training and development will be assessed and strategies will be proposed to fulfill the requirements, collaboration with patients and other healthcare professionals will be elaborated and lastly, post-deployment evaluation and sustenance strategy will be shared.  Existing Telehealth Technology Infrastructure at MVH The effective implementation of telehealth technologies requires an efficient internet connection. Miami Valley Hospital being a large urban healthcare facility have various other technologies operational however, these technologies require a minimum amount of internet facilities as compared to telehealth technology where the only important aspect is a stable broadband internet connection for effective remote collaboration (Quinton et al., 2021). This challenge is not only faced by the healthcare organization but as well as the remote areas where the population lives for whom this telehealth technology has been planned to introduce.  Another important aspect of technological infrastructure in MVH is the storage issue. Since the MVH is a large hospital with a fully burdened database of various patients, it will be a challenge for the hospital to store and manage incoming data from these technologies within their databases. Thus, effective strategies like changes in the WIFI connection with more reliable and stable services and the development of high-storage databases will be required by utilizing and upgrading the software and hardware services available within the organization. It is also important to consider the unknowns about the availability of technical support services in the areas where real-time telemedicine is planned to be introduced. This is imperative to improve the experiences of end-users and successfully deploy telehealth technologies in the system. All these strategies will fulfill the purpose for which these technologies are introduced in the system.  Tasks and Responsibilities in Technology Deployment  Interprofessional teams of various stakeholders, as discussed in previous assessments, will play an important role in the deployment of real-time telemedicine technologies. As shared earlier, the implementation will be divided into three phases; planning, execution, and monitoring phases. All of these phases will be managed by the stakeholders from within the organization. An interprofessional committee from all the departments that were present in the stakeholder meeting (administration, chief nursing office (CNO), chief physicians’ office (CPO), healthcare professionals’ education department, information technology department, patient services, and quality assurance department, budgeting and finance department, patient safety department, and the policymaking department) will be formed. The heads of all these departments are required to nominate a professional who would be working with the team for the effective deployment of real-time telemedicine.  The administration, finance, and policymaking department will be responsible for time managing the process, approving the essential resource budgeting, and subsequently keeping an eye on the effective management, deployment, and monitoring of the real-time telemedical technologies. They will also be responsible for providing assistance whenever needed to the team for smooth processing. The rationale behind their roles is to make the process effective, and smooth, and with constant management, there are fewer chances of trial and error. Personnel from CNO and CPO departments are responsible to check the attitude of frontline healthcare professionals towards the implementation of the upgraded technology. NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan Moreover, they are also primarily responsible to ensure that the healthcare professionals are well-trained to use the technologies, are provided with essential equipment, and all their concerns and challenges are resolved. For this purpose, they will collaborate with the education department which is significantly responsible for the training and education of the healthcare professionals. In the deployment of the technologies, the most important role players are the staff from the IT department. The hospital’s IT department is in authority to make the technology useful by improving the WIFI and software available within the organization. They will also be responsible for improving the database’s storage levels for the effective management of patient data. They will also collaborate with health informaticians to ensure that the data is adequately secured, privacy is maintained, and patients’ confidentiality is ensured. These are the basic principles of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rule and must be adhered to to ensure the following of policy provisions and maintenance of patients’ protected health information (Edemekong et al., 2022). The role of the quality assurance and patients’ safety department begins after the deployment at the time monitoring phase where they will be responsible to ensure that the technologies are fulfilling the purpose, are reliable and useful for the consumers in improving patients’ outcomes and making healthcare accessible to the rural communities.  Implementation Schedule  As shared in the initial part of the assessment that MVH lacks technological infrastructure, especially in stable and long-lasting internet connection and the data storage spaces on the databases. These challenges need to be addressed before the implementation of the technologies to avoid future consequences such as a violation of HIPAA law through mismanagement of the patient’s protected health information and interrupted provision of healthcare. The implementation schedule should have replacement of the stable and efficient internet services on priority. Moreover, the IT department must put efforts to increase the storage spaces for further management of healthcare information. Another important task in the implementation includes the collection of resources like smartphones, accessible laptops, and remote monitoring devices. This step is rationalized to ensure that healthcare providers, as well as patients, are well-equipped with the resources beforehand the implementation of the program. Some of the alternatives to these actions are the utilization