My week 2 proposal was specific to the emergency department. I would like idea for the solution to be emergency department specific as well.Determine a category of informatics or technology that can solve the clinical or administrative issue you identified in Week 2.Compose a summary of the benefits of selecting a product from this category of technology or informatics system:Identify a category of informatics or technology solution that may be appropriate for the identified workplace. Select a category of solution but not a specific product. Provide a rationale for why this category of solution may help address the clinical or administrative problem.Describe regulatory, legal, or ethical issues this category of solution may cause or resolve.Format your assignment as one of the following:8- to 12-slide presentationlegal-sized infographic350- to 525-word paperanother format approved by your instructorInclude a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources, and develop an APA-formatted reference page.
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Information Technology Proposal
Michael Moore
Dr. Usea
Michael Moore
P.O BOX 90101- 05060 ,
December 9, 2018.
The Nursing Administrator,
PO BOX 90003-09068,
Dear Ma’am,
Overcrowding is one of the major issues affecting our emergency departments. Our
emergency department treats a massive number of injured and sick patients from many
different areas. Overcrowding within the emergency department is caused by a number of
factors which all primarily revolve around poor patient flow (Anneveld, Linden,
Grootendorst, & Galli-Leslie, 2013). In some cases, patients with minor injuries are treated
slowly and stay longer within the unit and in the process and are not discharged in a timely
manner. This limits the number of available beds to newly admitted patients. Another cause
of poor patient flow is incorrect information on where injured patients should be taken and
where they are located in the hospital.
Poor patient flow within the emergency department limits the number of patients
attended to within a specific period and at the same time fails to take into consideration the
needs of other patients (Burns, 2017). Poor patient flow also affects the working schedules of
nurses within the emergency department and as a consequence limits the time healthcare
professionals provide quality service to patients (Anneveld et al., 2013). Also, poor patient
flow within the emergency department results in negative outcomes among patients and is
considered as a negative quality control indicator (Shah, Punjani, Meghani, & Bhanji, 2014).
Therefore, it is essential to develop systems which minimize poor patient flow within
emergency departments.
Considering the impact of patient flow in the emergency department and its
associated adverse effects, it is essential to identify new strategies that can be used by both
nurse and patients to streamline processes and eliminate crowding within the current
environment. One of the key approaches is the use of information technology systems which
directly inputs patient’s vital signs, height, and weights immediately after a patient is
registered. This can be operated by a nurse and the information uploaded into the system
before a triage nurse has seen or assessed the patient. Having this information available to the
triage nurse as soon as possible would streamline the flow of patients through triage and other
areas of the emergency department. The system would also be able keep track and store
patient information into a database to speed up the process upon return visits to the
emergency department. This technology can be used to develop new solutions where barriers
have been established. I am requesting permission to propose a solution. Your time is greatly
appreciated on this matter.
Michael Moore
Anneveld, M., Linden, C. Van Der, Grootendorst, D., & Galli-Leslie, M. (2013). Measuring
emergency department crowding in an inner city hospital in the Netherlands.
International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 6(1).
Burns, T. R. (2017). Contributing factors of frequent use of the emergency department: A
synthesis. International Emergency Nursing.
Shah, M., Punjani, N. S., Meghani, S. R., & Bhanji, S. M. (2014). Assessing Issues of
Overcrowding in Emergency Room of a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of
Nursing Education, 6(2), 220.

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