Organizational change and research

Facilitator Q1. The Nursing practice gives nurses the method to use systematically established proof for delivering excellence wellbeing to the population. It is important that nurses get involved in research projects as this them helps them to meet the needs of the patients and the populations on health. Nurses can be involved in these research projects in a number of ways. One of the ways that nurses can be involved in research projects for evidence based practice is by giving them opportunity to implement new ideas. Given the opportunity to implement new ideas, nurses feel motivated and hence develop an urge to get involved in research projects. Another method that nurses can get involved in research projects is by providing them with adequate access to information technology (Munroe, Duffy & Fisher 2008). Equipping nurses with information technology skills helps them get involved in the evidence based practice projects that are scientific in nature.
Use of electronic medical records can bring a positive impact in the way tasks are handled in the clinical and healthcare sectors. Its use brings about electronic infrastructure in the way activities are conducted by the physicians. It is important that physicians be convinced to use the electronic medical records. One of the ways that the physicians are encouraged to use the electronic media records is by involving them in evaluation and demonstration projects. By involving them in demonstration projects they get to know how the electronic media record is used. Moreover, involving them in evaluation projects gives them positive attitude about the use of electronic medical records because they get to know its advantages and the positive effects it brings in their activities as physicians. Some of its advantages in of electronic medical records are ease of viewing the patients’ records and also ease in documentation, analysis and reporting about a patient (Miller, Sim, and Newman 2003)
Relationship building is important for both the physicians and the patients. Good relationship between the physicians and the patients helps in decision-making. Moreover, good relationship among the physicians is important because they deliver quality health care services to the patients. According to Press Ganey Associates (2009), good relationship between the patients and practitioners help patients to identify the best mode of treatment to their health problems. They also get to know alternative modes of treatment and also to know the consequences of failing to get treated. Good relationship will also help in the creation of a good public image that helps in the increase in number of patients who visit the physicians for treatment and consultation. Generally, good relationship between the physicians and the patients bring changes to the health sector.
Rogers’ diffusion of innovations is a theory that explains how innovations are adopted in a population. An innovation is an idea or object that is perceived to be knew by the people. The Rogers’ diffusion theory outlines factors that determine the success of an innovation. One of the factors is the advantage that the innovation is perceived to bring to the people. The innovation can either bring economic advantage or social prestige to its audience (Rogers). The greater the advantage the innovation is perceived to bring, the more quickly it is going to be adopted. Another determining factor is its simplicity and ease of use. New innovations that are easily understood are adopted more quickly than those that are complex and hard to use. Compatibility with existing values and cultures is another determining factor. An innovation that is consistent with the values and norms will be easily adopted than that which incompatible. It is important that an innovation be perceived by the audience involved as simple. An innovation that is simple will be easily be adopted than that which is persuaded to be hard.
Works Cited
Everett, Rogers M. Diffusion of Innovations, Fifth Edition, New York Free Press, 2003
Munroe D, Duffy P, Fisher C. Nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to evidence-based practice: Before and after Organizational Supports. Medsurg Nurs.  17. 1(2008): 55–60
Miller, R. H., Sim, I., & J. Newman, Electronic Medical Records: Lessons from Small Physician Practices: Oakland, Calif.: California HealthCare Foundation, October 2003.
Press Ganey Associates. “ Friendliness/courtesy of physician”, 2009