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Keywords

Clinical information system, Cultural transformation, Electronic medical record, Electronic clinical documentation, Organizational change management

 

Authors

  1. PFORTMILLER, DEBORAH T. MA
  2. MUSTAIN, JANE M. MSN, RN
  3. LOWRY, LOIS W. DNSc, RN, ANEF
  4. WILHOIT, KATHRYN W. MSN, RN

Abstract

A 15-facility healthcare organization utilized organizational change management techniques to aid with the adoption of a clinical information system to accomplish desired cultural transformation. The aim of this article was to provide a description of team member and physician attitudes toward change during conversion to a new clinical information system of electronic documentation. The tool developed and utilized was a change readiness survey to assess randomly selected team member and physician perceived readiness for the transition to an electronic documentation system. This article reviewed the rationale for using organizational change management techniques to facilitate adoption of a new clinical information system and discussed development of a change readiness survey tool. It explored the findings from the first 3 years of the survey.