Assignment: Application: Adoption of New Technology Systems

Assignment: Application: Adoption of New Technology Systems

As a nurse, you can have a great impact on the success or failure of the adoption of EHRs. It is important for nurses to understand their role as change agents and the ways they can influence others when addressing the challenges of changing to a drastically different way of doing things.

Everett Rogers, a pioneer in the field of the diffusion of innovations, identified five qualities that determine individual attitudes towards adopting new technology (2003). He theorized that individuals are concerned with:

  • Relative advantage: The individual adopting the new innovation must see how it will be an improvement over the old way of doing things.
  • Compatibility with existing values and practices: The adopter must understand how the new innovation aligns with current practices.
  • Simplicity: The adopter must believe he or she can easily master the new technology; the more difficult learning the new system appears, the greater the resistance that will occur.
  • Trialability: The adopter should have the opportunity to “play around’ with the new technology and explore its capabilities.
  • Observable results: The adopter must have evidence that the proposed innovation has been successful in other situations.

Note: You are not required to purchase Rogers’ book or pursue further information regarding his list of five qualities. The information provided here is sufficient to complete this Assignment. The full reference for Rogers’ work is provided below the due date on this page.

For this Assignment, you assume the role of a nurse facilitator in a small hospital in upstate New York. You have been part of a team preparing for the implementation of a new electronic health records system. Decisions as to the program that will be used have been finalized, and you are now tasked with preparing the nurses for the new system. There has been an undercurrent of resistance expressed by nurses, and you must respond to their concerns. You have a meeting scheduled with the nurses 1 week prior to the training on the new EHR system. Consider how you can use the five qualities outlined by Rogers (2003) to assist in preparing the nurses for the upcoming implementation.

To prepare

  • Review the Learning Resources this week about successful implementations of EHRs.
  • Consider how you would present the new EHR system to the nurses to win their approval.
  • Reflect on the five qualities outlined by Rogers. How would addressing each of those areas improve the likelihood of success?

By Day 7 of Week 6

Write a 3- to 5-page paper which includes the following:

  • Using Rogers’ (2003) theory as a foundation, outline how you would approach the meeting with the nurses. Be specific as to the types of information or activities you could provide to address each area and include how you would respond to resistance.
  • Analyze the role of nurses as change agents in facilitating the adoption of new technology.

 

 

Show Descriptions

QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED –
1. The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking (0-30 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 30 (30%) – 30 (30%)

Excellent Performance 25 (25%) – 29 (29%)

Competent Performance 20 (20%) – 24 (24%)

Proficient Performance 16 (16%) – 19 (19%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 15 (15%)

QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED: Purpose of the paper is clear (0-5 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Excellent Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Competent Performance 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Proficient Performance 1 (1%) – 3 (3%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS
The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to-
1. Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts (0-10 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 10 (10%) – 10 (10%)

Excellent Performance 9 (9%) – 9 (9%)

Competent Performance 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)

Proficient Performance 5 (5%) – 7 (7%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 4 (4%)

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 2. Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources (0-20 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 20 (20%) – 20 (20%)

Excellent Performance 15 (15%) – 19 (19%)

Competent Performance 10 (10%) – 14 (14%)

Proficient Performance 3 (3%) – 9 (9%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 3. Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. (0-20 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 20 (20%) – 20 (20%)

Excellent Performance 18 (18%) – 19 (19%)

Competent Performance 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)

Proficient Performance 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 1. Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. (0-5 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Excellent Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Competent Performance 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Proficient Performance 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 2. English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation (0-5 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Excellent Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Competent Performance 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Proficient Performance 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 3. The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list (0-5 Points)–

Outstanding Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Excellent Performance 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Competent Performance 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Proficient Performance 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)

Room for Improvement 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)

Total Points: 100

 

Last Updated on February 14, 2019 by