Portfolio Assignment: The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Systems Development and Implementation
Portfolio Assignment: The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Systems
Development and Implementation
Assume you are a nurse manager on a unit where a new nursing documentation system is to be
implemented. You want to ensure that the system will be usable and acceptable for the nurses impacted.
You realize a nurse leader must be on the implementation team.
Review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and reflect on the scenario
Consider the benefits and challenges associated with involving a nurse leader on an
implementation team for health information technology.
The Assignment: (2-3 pages not including the title and reference page)
In preparation of filling this role, develop a 2- to 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to
guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the
SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each
of the following steps:
Planning and requirements definition
Design of the new system
Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.
By Day 7 of Week 10
Submit your completed Role Description.
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To go to the next module:
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.).
Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 9, “Systems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision
Making” (pp. 175–187)
Chapter 12, “Electronic Security” (pp. 229–242)
Chapter 13, “Workflow and Beyond Meaningful Use” (pp. 245–261)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.a). Health IT evaluation toolkit and evaluation
measures quick reference guide. Retrieved September 27, 2018, from
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (n.d.b). Workflow assessment for health IT toolkit.
Retrieved September 27, 2018, from https://healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/evaluation-
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