OVERVIEW: Health care information systems implementation such as electronic health records (EHRs) require detailed planning, well-trained staff, and upper-management support in order to achieve a successful implementation. In addition, comprehending barriers to implementation and previous implementation failures is important to fully understand.

Case Assignment

In addition to your assigned reading, conduct a literature review of health care organizations that have implemented an EHR. Identify one health care organization in particular that has implemented an EHR. Create a 12- to 15-slide (not including title slide and reference slides) PowerPoint presentation on the implementation of an EHR within a health care organization. Provide a brief introduction about the health care organization, what type of EHR they selected, and their process for implementation (this should cover from the analysis phase to implementation). In addition, discuss some of the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Finally, discuss any improvements in patient outcomes that the health care organization states (If the organization does not state any, simply put that on your slide.)

Assignment Expectations

  1. Submit a 12- to 15-slide (not including title slide and reference slides) PowerPoint presentation on the health care organization you have selected.
  2. The slides should discuss: brief introduction about the healthcare organization, what type of EHR they implemented, the implementation process of the EHR (this should cover from the analysis phase to implementation), any challenges faced and if their were noted improvements in patient outcomes..
  3. Provide speaker notes to support your slides.
  4. Provide references from at least 3 scholarly articles (peer-reviewed) and citations. Do not include information from non-scholarly materials such as wikis, encyclopedias, or www.freearticles.com (or similar websites). Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals: http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php.


Boonstra, A. (2014). Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: A systematic literature review. BMC Health Services Research, 14(370). Retrieved from: http://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6963-14-370

Kruse, C. S., Stein, A., Thomas, H., & Kaur, H. (2018). The use of Electronic Health Records to support population health: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(11). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-018-1075-6

Koskela, T., Sandström, S., Mäkinen, J., & Liira, H. (2016). User perspectives on an electronic decision-support tool performing comprehensive medication reviews—A focus group study with physicians and nurses. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16(1), 6. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-016-0245-z

Lessons learned from an EHR deployment: DoD discusses challenges with implementing Cerner. Retrieved from: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/video/dod-execs-share-challenges-implementing-cerner-ehr