Executive Presentation Paper for Decision Support System (DSS)
DSS selected for this project ? Clinical Notes Template used by VA in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS).
Scenario ? you are the nursing information technology consultant for a healthcare organization. The organization wants to learn more about a computerized DSS (Clinical Notes Template) either for purchase or for strategizing about how they can use the existing DSS application more efficiently and effectively. Make the speculation as realistic as possible.
1. DSS Description
a. Identify a problem that the computerized DSS will be utilized to solve.
b. Describe the problem (the difference between a perceived condition and a desired condition) the computerized DSS is being considered or currently used to solve in the healthcare setting of your choice. Include background information and rationale as to why this DSS was selected to solve the problem.
c. Describe the functional components and structures of the DSS. Include the vendor and location, systems architecture/configuration and how it work and whether the DSS is PC, client server or mainframe based.
d. Discuss how the DSS supports advanced nursing practice decision making by specifying the objectives and key decisions to be supported by the DSS.
2. Agency Utilization
a. Identify the type of healthcare agency the DSS is currently being used as well as other type of agencies where this system can be utilized.
b. Identify the key decision makers in the agency to establish collaborative partnerships with diverse constituencies and intra professional teams to address needs and influence change. Include ? positions held in the organization, scope of their authority to make decisions regarding the DSS and role these people have in the identification of the problem.
c. Discuss any problems encountered at the agency with regards to:
? Communication issues that have arisen between the systems
? Security and privacy issues related to the selected DSS
? Describe the problem and include strategies to address these problems that the organization has in place; include what else could be done.
3. DSS Product Use
a. Identify the type of data and data sources used for the computerized DSS.
b. Discuss the information requirements for decision making concerning the selected problem. Include the following categories in that discussion: capture, storage, processing, communication, presentation, reporting and availability
c. Identify potential sources for the information requirements needed for decision making
d. Describe how this system communicates with other systems within the institution.
APA Style ? 8 pages including Abstract and one (1) page of Executive Summary