Identify a common, simple event that frequently occurs in your organization that you would like to evaluate.
Consider how you would design a flowchart to represent the current workflow.
Consider what metrics you would use to determine the effectiveness of the current workflow and identify areas of waste.
Create a simple flowchart of the activity you selected. (Review the Sample Workflow of Answering a Telephone in an Office document found in this week’s Learning Resources for an example.)
Next, in your paper:
Explain the process you have diagrammed.
For each step or decision point in the process, identify the following:
Who does this step? (It can be several people.)
What technology is used?
What policies and rules are involved in determining how, when, why, or where the step is executed?
What information is needed for the execution of this step?
Describe the metric that is currently used to measure the soundness of the workflow. Is it effective?
Describe any areas where improvements could occur and propose changes that could bring about these improvements in the workflow.
Summarize why it is important to be aware of the flow of an activity.
Remember to include a cover page, introduction, and summary for your paper.
In this Assignment, you select a common event that occurs regularly in your organization and create a flowchart representing the workflow. You analyze the process you have diagrammed and propose changes for improvement.
For this assignment you can choose ordering medication or rooming a patient .
Please refer to the AHRQ website for more workflow samples
Include the AHRQ in the reference list as well McGonigle and mastrian( 2012) Niursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. Use other scholarly references.
This week’s assignment requires you to diagram a process using a flowchart. You must create a standard flowchart and apply the common symbols used with this method. Also to get an excellent rating on this assignment you need to integrate outside resources in addition to course resources and to get a good rating you need to integrate course resources.
Workflow analysis aims to determine workflow patterns that maximize the effective use of resources and minimize activities that do not add value. There are a variety of tools that can be used to analyze the workflow of processes and clarify potential avenues for eliminating waste. Flowcharts are a basic and commonly used workflow analysis method that can help highlight areas in need of streamlining.
If you are more visually inclined, you might create charts, graphs, or tables in lieu of word lists or phrases as you try to shape or explore an idea. You could use the same phrases or words that are central to your topic and try different ways to arrange them spatially, say in a graph, on a grid, or in a table or chart. You might even try the trusty old flow chart. The important thing here is to get out of the realm of words alone and see how different spatial representations might help you see the relationships among your ideas. If you can’t imagine the shape of a chart at first, just put down the words on the page and then draw lines between or around them. Or think of a shape. Do your ideas most easily form a triangle? square? umbrella? Can you put some ideas in parallel formation? In a line?
Resource: Adverse Trend and Data Management Grading Criteria
Identify an adverse trend (across multiple patients) that could occur within your organization.
Part I: Flow Chart
Create a flow chart or step-by-step guide identifying how you will collect, review, and apply data to make a decision that will affect patient care in general.
Identify the steps you will take to collect, review, and apply data to make a decision that will affect patient care.
List the type and source of information needed in each step.
Identify the technologies used in each step.
Part II: Paper
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper explaining the flow chart or step-by-step guide.
Describe how you may become aware of the trend in question and why you would want to investigate further.
Describe the data you would need to collect, the source(s), and why you would need this data.
Describe the data collection methods you would use and why.
Describe how the data would affect your response to the adverse trend.
Explain how you will use the technology in each step.
Describe any regulatory, legal, and ethical issues related to the use of data and the technologies used.
Include at least three peer-reviewed references, and develop an APA-formatted reference page.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Include the flow chart as an appendix to the paper.