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)
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
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