Outline for Strategic Plan for Change Paper regarding implementing a new EMR into a hospital.
Write a structured outline of your paper including the references you plan for each section.
- Introduction and Statement of the Problem
- What is the problem?
- Why is it important enough to warrant a change?
- Scholarly Reference #1
- Scholarly Reference #2
- Scholarly Reference #3
*References in this section support the importance (2-3 is adequate to establish that the problem is significant). These may be peer reviewed journal articles and may or may not, be original research.
- Review of Literature
- Research Reference #1
- Research Reference #2
- Research Reference #3
- Research Reference #4
- Research Reference #5
The review of literature section requires at least five current scholarly peer reviewed articles. Research articles are required for this section! Include a short synopsis of the studies, the population studied, and indicate if the research is Qualitative or Quantitative. The purpose of a literature review is to identify strategies for change to address the problem. This is not a place for articles establishing the problem (that is in the introduction/background). Example of Research Reference:
MacKusick, C. I., & Minick, P. (2010). Why are nurses leaving? Findings from an initial qualitative study on nursing attrition. Medsurg Nursing, 19(6), 335-340.
Mackusick and Minick (2010) conducted an interpretive, qualitative study to identify reasons influencing the decisions of RNs to leave clinical practice.
- Synthesis of the Evidence
- Provide a clear, concise, summary of potential actions derived from your evidence review.
- Compare and contrast recommendations to improve on the problem.
- Determine the best action for your organization and make a succinct statement of your recommended plan.
- Suggested Courses of Action
- Restate the action you want to occur
- Outline how you will implement the change
- Use and identify a Change theory or Leadership strategy to guide the change process.
- Who, what, when, and where?
- Summary or Conclusion
- Summarize the main ideas and arguments, pulling everything together to help clarify the thesis of the paper.