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Another method that nurses can get involved in research projects is by providing them with adequate access to information technology (Munroe, Duffy & Fisher 2008). Equipping nurses with information technology skills helps them get involved in the evidence based practice projects that are scientific in nature.
Use of electronic medical records can bring a positive impact in the way tasks are handled in the clinical and healthcare sectors. Its use brings about electronic infrastructure in the way activities are conducted by the physicians. It is important that physicians be convinced to use the electronic medical records. One of the ways that the physicians are encouraged to use the electronic media records is by involving them in evaluation and demonstration projects. By involving them in demonstration projects they get to know how the electronic media record is used. Moreover, involving them in evaluation projects gives them positive attitude about the use of electronic medical records because they get to know its advantages and the positive effects it brings in their activities as physicians. Some of its advantages in of electronic medical records are ease of viewing the patients’ records and also ease in documentation, analysis and reporting about a patient (Miller, Sim, and Newman 2003)
Relationship building is important for both the physicians and the patients. Good relationship between the physicians and the patients helps in decision-making. Moreover, good relationship among the physicians is important because they deliver quality health care services to the patients. According to Press Ganey Associates (2009), good relationship between the patients and practitioners help patients to identify the best mode of treatment to their health problems. They also get to know alternative modes of treatment and also to know the consequences of failing to get treated. Good relationship
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The paper on organizational change has proffered pertinent aspects relative to organizational change, particularly delving into why organizations change; what types of changes may occur; and what resistance might come with change. This information would be useful in reinforcing the concept that although change is inevitable, it is not always good.
For every individual, change is always scary. Most of them time, people are afraid if change because they don’t have believe in unseen or anything new. In most of the cases, people feel incompatible with change and always try to shun it. On other hand, in today’s era, many people think that change will cause insecurity for instance if an organization attempts to implement change by adopting new technologies, then employees would be afraid of this change as new technology and software has chances to replace employees.
In addition, it was found that the human resources management was essentially authoritarian in nature, thus creating a great degree of communication and cooperation problems. Furthermore, the frontline supervisors are selected from within the workforce and without any specific set of criteria.
Hewlett Packard came under heavy scrutiny for the CEO selection of Hasty Whitman from the media and its shareholders because the firm did not conduct a proper CEO search prior to the selection. The firm has been facing a variety of problems that need immediate attention.
The author states that the organizational change is interpreted in a number of ways is a well-known fact. Much has been written and said about the various perspectives on organizational change and change management. The organizational change process is extremely complex. Generally, organizations apply to change.
Employees are the people who are ultimately affected and impacted by these changes either positively or negatively. They may resist and refuse to adapt to changes; conversely, the employees may accept changes as a part of their organziation and job description.
New knowledge, for instance, can invalidate the existing knowledge of an entire hotel industry. Organization support plays a crucial role because it is concerned with provision of services for the whole organization, including the operational core. Design of a team and effective leader can be seen only as tools for providing effective organizational support and management.
(Luecke, 2003, p.8-9)1 Organization change is a complex phenomenon and the manager should understand the steps of effective change and any change must be systematic and logical to have a realistic opportunity to succeed.(Ricky W.G, 2007)2 Change is an inherent quality of organizational life and organizational change may be defined as the adoption of the new idea or a behavior by an organization.
Wal-Mart’s IT has greatly influenced retail discount chain and supply chain, data processing, and B2B communications. Nonetheless, Wal-Mart seems to be losing market dominance to new players in retail discount chain. Furthermore, labor unions, its own associates,