Analyze organizational processes to identify information systems requirements

analyze the processes at the Midtown Family Clinic to identify the essential requirements for the EHR system for the Clinic.  For this discussion, you will practice analyzing processes and identifying functional requirements for a system to improve a process.

Second, requirements for a system need to be clearly written so that the people who are developing the system or evaluating a system for use can discern whether the requirements are met or not.  One set of criteria for writing clear requirements is referred to as “SMART” criteria, which means each requirement statement is:

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Answer the Following:

1. Drawing from your own experience, select a health care process used at your place of work or in your interaction with a health care organization that you would like to see improved.  Explain why you picked that process.

2. Imagine that a system is to be implemented (or an existing system improved) to make that process better, and identify five (5) requirements that the system would need to satisfy.  Each requirement is one sentence in length and addresses one thing the system must do.  Here we are interested in “functional requirements” – the activities the system must perform to support the identified process.  We are not including “nonfunctional requirements”   that include how the system would perform.

3.  Review (and re-write if necessary) the 5 requirements statements to ensure they meet the “SMART” criteria.

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