Implementing New Technology: Assembling a Team
When it comes to adopting new technology, assembling a team to oversee the process is imperative to creating a smooth transition. At the recent Long-Term and Post Acute Care Health Information Technology Summit in June, a panel of industry experts addressed some of the concerns that health executives may have when bringing in new technology.
“We engage the directors of nursing in the training process. We all recognize that change requires a steep learning curve. We enlist a change champion. You have to take as much time building people as you do in selecting,” said Keith Mutschler of Nexion Health Management.
Project management and quality training of employees is crucial to any technology upgrade. Adopting new technology and training employees can also motivate staff by provided them with better resources and confidence in their job performance.
“It’s important to understand that adopting new technology is as much a cultural challenge as a technology initiative. By leveraging technology to continually change and improve quality, you’re creating momentum in the organization,” said Loren Claypool from Extendicare and VCPI.
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