- Review this week’s Learning Resources, including pages 408–410 in the Dennis course text, on change management. How is change management relevant to the role of the nurse informaticist?
- Consider steps a nurse informaticist can take to promote more successful end-user adoption.
- What change-management strategies are most useful for a nurse informaticist to be aware of when implementing a change within an organization? How can those strategies help to mitigate negative attitudes toward change?
- Reflect on the competencies and skills required for nurse informaticists to be effective change agents. How can you best prepare yourself to manage change and address resistance?
With these thoughts in mind:
Post an analysis of how change management is relevant to the role of the nurse informaticist. Explain at least two change-management strategies that can be used to promote end-user adoption, and justify their effectiveness in mitigating resistance. Identify at least two skills or competencies necessary for nurse informaticists in serving as change agents, and describe how you plan to cultivate those skills or competencies.
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