IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EHR USING DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS BY EVERETT ROGERS NAME INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION IMPLEMENTATIONS OF EHR USING DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS BY EVERETT ROGERS Introduction Innovation is making something better and more efficient out of the original. Technological innovation consists of introducing new procedures and commodities and substantial technical process and assets. Change when brought into the market is then said to have been enforced. Diffusion of innovations is a possibility that attempts to give comprehension on how the reason and the rate at which technological ideas disseminate. Therefore it is a complicated process that needs a plan on how to deal with vital components in the function and selling of the product. (Jaffe et al. 2002) Approach to the Implementation Without a doubt new products are not immediately taken over by human beings. (Rogers 2002) Following this the theory of diffusion of innovations by Everett Rogers a trailblazer and adoption of the innovation can be done possibly by the powerful cognitive tool of diffusion theory of change. (Haider & Kreps 2004) References Haider M. & Kreps G. L. (2004). Forty years of diffusion of innovations: utility and value in public health. Journal of health communication 9(S1) 3-11. Jaffe A. B. Newell R. G. & Stavins R. N. (2002). Environmental policy and technological change. Environmental and resource economics 22(1-2) 41-70. Rogers E. M. (2002). Diffusion of preventive innovations. Addictive Behaviors 27(6) 989-993. Rogers E. M. (1976). New product adoption and diffusion. Journal of Consumer Research 2(4) 290-301. Rogers E. M. & Scott K. L. (1997). The diffusion of innovations model and outreach from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to Native American communities. Retrieved March 22 2006. Straub E. T. (2009). Understanding technology adoption: Theory and future directions for informal learning. Review of educational research 79(2) 625-649. [...]
Assignment: Application: Adoption of New Technology Systems As a nurse, you can have a great impact on the success or failure of the adoption of EHRs. It is important for nurses to understand their role as change agents and the ways they can influence others when addressing the challenges of changing to a drastically different way of doing things. Everett Rogers, a pioneer in the field of the diffusion of innovations, identified five qualities that determine individual attitudes towards adopting new technology (2003). He theorized that individuals are concerned with: Relative advantage: The individual adopting the new innovation must see how it will be an improvement over the old way of doing things. Compatibility with existing values and practices: The adopter must understand how the new innovation aligns with current practices. Simplicity: The adopter must believe he or she can easily master the new technology; the more difficult learning the new system appears, the greater the resistance that will occur. Trialability: The adopter should have the opportunity to “play around’ with the new technology and explore its capabilities. Observable results: The adopter must have evidence that the proposed innovation has been successful in other situations. Note: You are not required to purchase Rogers’ book or pursue further information regarding his list of five qualities. The information provided here is sufficient to complete this Assignment. The full reference for Rogers’ work is provided below the due date on this page. For this Assignment, you assume the role of a nurse facilitator in a small hospital in upstate New York. You have been part of a team preparing for the implementation of a new electronic health records system. Decisions as to the program that will be used have been finalized, and you are now tasked with preparing the nurses for the new system. There has been an undercurrent of resistance expressed by nurses, and you must respond to their concerns. You have a meeting scheduled with the nurses 1 week prior to the training on the new EHR system. Consider how you can use the five qualities outlined by Rogers (2003) to assist in preparing the nurses for the upcoming implementation. To prepare Review the Learning Resources this week about successful implementations of EHRs. Consider how you would present the new EHR system to the nurses to win their approval. Reflect on the five qualities outlined by Rogers. How would addressing each of those areas improve the likelihood of success? By Day 7 of Week 6 Write a 3- to 5-page paper which includes the following: Using Rogers’ (2003) theory as a foundation, outline how you would approach the meeting with the nurses. Be specific as to the types of information or activities you could provide to address each area and include how you would respond to resistance. Analyze the role of nurses as change agents in facilitating the adoption of new technology.