If you were charged with bringing telemedicine to Grand Hospital within the next 12-18 months, what first steps would you take toward system acquisition? What considerations would you be most concerned about addressing and why?
The process of a selecting a system can vary greatly from organization to organization; The selection process takes on additional complexity within the health care arena, where the systems acquired by an organization directly impact the work of its providers and administrative staff, which in turn affects the care of its patients.
Read Case Study 7, “Implementing a Telemedicine Solution” on pages 609�611 in your course text, Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management.
Write a comprehensive response to the following:
� What considerations would you be most concerned about addressing and why?
� Who would you involve in the planning process and why?
Also include approaches to vendor-related communications and contracting (such as the request for proposal RFP Or the request for information RFI). The decision of whether to buy an information system, to build one, or to customize an existing .
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