College of St Scholastica Implementation Changes with EHR Essay

LiveWell Hospital is a 500-bed, critical access hospital that schedules between 22,000 to 26,000 visits a year. LiveWell Hospital provides surgical, medical, and acute care, 24-hour emergency room services, outpatient services, health education, behavioral services, and home and hospice care. It employs 2200 people, including 275 physicians.

LiveWell Hospital is preparing to implement an EHR system. The CFO has asked you, the HIM Director, to prepare an executive summary to distribute ahead of an EHR information meeting. The meeting will include the hospital’s executive board as well as the department heads. The purpose of the meeting is to inform them about what to expect during a system implementation.


Assess the following items and write an executive summary to inform hospital leadership. Include the following:

  1. Determine the changes employees will face with the implementation of an EHR system, including:
    – How it relates to their workflow
    – Ensuring ergonomically appropriate equipment and workstations are ordered
    – EHR training
  2. Recommend a process for the writing and approval of Requests for Proposals (RFP) from EHR vendors. Do not write an actual RFP.
  3. Include all In-Text citations and references page.