NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan
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NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

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Capella University

NURS-FPX 6214 Health Care Informatics and Technology

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Introduction 

Wearable and remote monitoring technologies have become much more popular in recent times as they allow patients to track their health over an extended period of time and can easily transmit the data for storage and analysis (Liao et al., 2019). Thus, they have the potential to redefine the assessment of healthy or unhealthy behaviors; however, the clinical assessment is still debatable (Smuck et al., 2021). The successful deployment of wearable or remote monitoring devices within the health care sector and the development of an implementation plan were conducted to ensure that these devices were accurately deployed in the organization without any alterations (Junaid et al., 2022).

The current assessment was designed to develop an implementation plan for the utilization and applicability of wearable or remote monitoring devices that help in monitoring and regulating the vitals of the individual and ensuring that the standard of care and the patient’s ability to track their own progress are maintained. The current assessment is built on the last two assignments, which highlighted the need for an assessment plan and stakeholder meetings to put forward the desired changes and bring more action.

The paper is designed to assess the existing infrastructure, the values of the interpersonal team assigned, and how and when the deployment of the technology will occur. Adding to this, the current assignment also aims at discussing the needs of staff training and the development of systematic strategies that help build a collaborative force where healthcare professionals as well as patients collaborate and work in harmony to maintain standards of health.

Adequacy of Existing Telehealth Technology Infrastructure

The existing telehealth technology infrastructure plays an important role in highlighting how effectively the new technology works within the new organization with a facility that caters to heart patients. One of the most impactful factors is the internet connection, as one of the key aspects of making the device more operable within the facility is how well the device aligns with the internet facility and what kind of facility is being used within the organization. This can be challenging not only for the healthcare facilities but also for the patient who is accessing the device from remote areas, as the instability of the internet connection can erupt the backup or may impact how much data is being stored.

Another factor that holds a significant position is the utilization and applicability of the devices, as well as their compatibility within the organization and with the patients. The inability of patients to get an understanding of the devices and how to operate them Such factors as literacy also interlink, as if the patient is not able to understand the utility of the device, it might affect the use of the device with those individuals.

NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

As well, the inability for the healthcare professional to rely on a device for vital readings and data may also impact the utilization and compatibility of the device. Therefore, timing training and educational awareness are required in order to help people access it in better ways. Similarly, the lack of backup can also be a factor that contributes to it as the remote devices strictly require access to data and data storage.

However, the hospital facilities that do not have such backup storage access can become a factor that may impact the use of the wearable devices as their data won’t be stored, which means that the real needs of the device won’t be met. Another factor that has an impact is the access to data, such as the security and privacy of the data through the wearable and who can access the data. Rules and regulations associated with these concerns can help maintain the kind of data access the nurses and doctors have and how much privacy the patient has on these devices. Therefore, having a proper security check, backup plan, and storage backups allow us to manage the concerns of the professionals and the patients while making the deployment easy.

Tasks and responsibilities for deployment

The inter-professional team will be given the task of assigning roles and responsibilities for the deployment of the technology. All the stakeholders that were invited to the meeting in the previous assessment will contribute to the deployment for real-time execution. The whole execution plan will be completed in stages, from planning to execution to monitoring and changing as needed. 

The seniors who were invited to the meeting of the stakeholders will take charge of the deployment from their end and make sure that they bring about change. The stakeholders that were selected for the meeting were the CEO, chief nursing officer, head of physicians, director of education and health services, CFO, head of information technology department, quality assurance representative, safety and security in charge, policy maker, and the representative of the government who is associated with the health department. The committee of officials will be formed, and all the heads will cater to the business from their end and make sure that they perform their role effectively.

NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

  1. The CEO, project manager, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and policymakers will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of the deployment project. They oversee the timeline, budget, and assistance, making sure to provide help or extra effort wherever it is required in the project.
  2. The IT team will be responsible for the implementation, planning, execution, and monitoring. The IT team will play the most crucial role in the deployment, as they will be responsible for the implementation and configuration of the necessary infrastructure to support the wearable devices. They will be handling the division, software changes, and data storage and access, which will be handed over to the IT teams along with the installation and other IT-related issues.
  3. Healthcare professionals will be responsible for the execution and utilization of the device. Their role is to help the patient develop trust and understand the need for the wearable devices and how much they would facilitate their progress.
  4. The data security in charge will be responsible for ensuring that the security and privacy of the patient are maintained by implementing the data protection protocols, setting privacy and backup standards, and maintaining issues of access and controls while making sure they align with the HIPAA protocol.
  5. The Quality Assurance team will ensure that the standards of care are being met and that the devices are aligned with the aims and goals of care that the organization promises and that they are aligned with the quality of care that is being promised to the patients.

Implementation Schedule

The implementation plan will be processed with the goal of making sure that the devices are being utilized with the proper precision. Initially, the decided timeframe for the implementation was 1 year for the whole implementation process, from planning to execution to monitoring. The aim of setting an implementation schedule was to have a standard time frame within which the change would be implemented. The approach that was used in the process of implementation was replacing the standard healthcare protocols and shifting to wearable devices to monitor vitals and sustain data backgrounds for the professionals. Through slow replacement, the change will be monitored thoroughly to ensure that it addresses the need that was the basis for bringing it about in the first place.

Staff Training 

Whenever a change is implemented within the organization, the training of the staff becomes inevitable. Training is important before the implementation of the devices to ensure that execution and utilization challenges can be eradicated.

  1. on-hand training. On-hand training on the devices and how to read out the vitals from a small wearable device allows the professionals to become familiar with the device and how to read the data out of it. The educational training helps the nurses and physicians build their own capabilities and improve their work practices while aligning their traditional roles with the changes.
  2. Online training. Since the device is workable and online, the online training would help the professional handle the device and how it operates better and allow them to answer the queries of the patients effectively. While it helps everyone working on the project acknowledge and understand the role of others, if help is required in the future, they know whom to contact.

NURS FPX 6214 Assessment 3 Implementation Plan

The training will take place in the hospital and online to teach exclusives and through all methods, while the evaluation will be taken through small pop quizzes that allow us to assess the efficacy of the devices and the training.

Collaboration with Patients and Healthcare Professionals

It might be difficult for the patients to accept the change and get used to it; therefore, different strategies can be used to help them get used to it.

  1. Clear and effective communication The idea of providing effective communication is to identify and then implement channels that allow proper exchange of communication and help the patient and health professional come on the same page while discussing the technology.
  2. Fostering patient engagement This device is rather effective in fostering patient engagement, as it allows the patients to become educated while understanding the benefits of using the devices and encourages active participation.
  3. Development of standard processes. Another strategy that helps is the standardized processes that come through collaboration while ensuring clarity and consistency in communication. Also, having defined roles for patients and healthcare providers can help maintain expectations and tasks at each stage.
  4. Patient-centered care Thriving in providing care that is associated with patient-centered care allows the patients to become more active and encourages them to participate in care.

Post-Deployment Maintenance and Evaluation Strategy

The process of evaluation begins where the deployment ends. The evaluation and maintenance of the technology will be based on the patient and professional feedback from every bi-annual interview with the users, such as patients and professionals who are directly involved in the process. From those interviews, the efficacy of the product will be assessed. Similarly, another implementation evaluation strategy that will be implemented is the key performance evaluation, which allows one to assess whether the device is serving the goals for which it was initially designed.

Conclusion 

In conclusion, wearable devices are important for healthcare organizations, but it is important to develop a plan that is effective in ensuring the successful deployment of the devices while maintaining the prospects of task delegation and making sure that the end goal is achieved. While the evaluation of the deployment can be based on the patient’s feedback. 

References

Junaid, S. B., Imam, A. A., Balogun, A. O., De Silva, L. C., Surakat, Y. A., Kumar, G., Abdulkarim, M., Shuaibu, A. N., Garba, A., Sahalu, Y., Mohammed, A., Mohammed, T. Y., Abdulkadir, B. A., Abba, A. A., Kakumi, N. A. I., & Mahamad, S. (2022). Recent Advancements in Emerging Technologies for Healthcare Management Systems: A Survey. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), 10(10), 1940. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10101940

 Liao, Y., Thompson, C., Peterson, S., Mandrola, J., & Beg, M. S. (2019). The Future of Wearable Technologies and Remote Monitoring in Health Care. American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book, 39(39), 115–121. https://doi.org/10.1200/edbk_238919

Smuck, M., Odonkor, C. A., Wilt, J. K., Schmidt, N., & Swiernik, M. A. (2021). The emerging clinical role of wearables: factors for successful implementation in healthcare. Npj Digital Medicine, 4(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-021-00418-3