Theodore Roosevelt Cancer Center
TheodoreRoosevelt Cancer Center
TheodoreRoosevelt Cancer Center
Theprimary aim of any health centre or medical institution is to provideproper medical assistance to the patients which facilitate quickrestoration of health and fighting diseases. Cases of medicalfailures in a hospital may harm not only the patients but alsotarnish the name of the institution including the entire workforcewhich may lead to suspension or cancellation of their work permitsand licenses. Therefore, most health centres implement developmentalprograms like technological upgrade not only to improve theiroperational efficiency but also to ensure expert maintenance of thepatients’ medical conditions.
Whilegoing through the situation at ,various questions crossed my mind because I could not understand howthe medical information about Mrs Surgerized uploaded by nurseCarolyn Harried would be different from that found by Dr Lerner(Albert,Gupta, Mason & Mehta, 2010).The second question was why did the cancer centre allow the use of apoorly designed I/O module as claimed by Chief Ezra Powers, yet itwas well known that doctors had refused to review the technicalprogram before implementation (Smith& Koppel, 2014).
Accordingto my analysis, I realised that the was using an obsolete technological system. These findings differwith what I initially thought to be a technical malfunctioning of thesystem or computers. This method of operation featured a system whereevery department (medical, administration, and radiation oncology)had its IT structure. The process means that each department had adifferent software for input, interpretation and output of data.Consequently, information released from one unit will differ withthat from another sector of the hospital. An excellent example is acase where the Mrs Surgerized’s data recorded by nurse Harrieddiffered with that received by Dr Lerner. The doctor made a medicaldecision by using the data received and which would cost the life ofthe patient (Shea& Belden, 2016).
Thehealth centre needs to be critical in all of its operations more sowhen dealing with the patients’ health. Obviously, consolidation ofthe technological system into one in addition to further training ofthe workforce would be the primary step in the process though theseare just the supporting actions (Korica& Molloy, 2010).I would propose that the CIO should develop an effective informationand communicational system for the workforce that would promoteteamwork. The CIO would also suggest a less bureaucratic form ofmanagement within the organisation as it allows creativity andinvolvement of all employees more so those from the junior levels.
The needs a prompt strategy to solve thetechnological problem at hand as it affects the institution’sreputation to the public. I would apply the Lorenzi & Rileyconcepts which value employee incorporation. Every worker strives tohave their work valued and appreciated by their co-employees and thetop management. Therefore, I would incorporate every employee at theCancer Center by evaluating their ideas and job positions indesigning the strategic system that will solve the managerial andtechnical problem at hand (Ingebrigsten, Georgiou, Clay-Williams,Magrabi, Horden, Prgomet & Braithwaite, 2014).
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