NURS FPX 6416 Assessment 1 Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders

NURS FPX 6416 Assessment 1 Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders

Introduction, Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders

Hello everyone, my name is Melodie and I am the nursing informatics expert and project manager at Vila Health. We had a meeting with five key stakeholders about the existing health information system a few days ago. The meeting was conducted to know the stakeholders’ input and to hear their thoughts on whether or not the health information system needs to be altered. This video will provide a synopsis of the meeting’s important takeaways and results, as well as an overview of the upcoming modifications to the system.

As a nursing informatics expert and project manager at Vila Health, I am tasked with implementing a modification to the organization’s information system. This information system modification intends to increase the accessibility of healthcare for patients who confront barriers or obstacles, reduce the burden of healthcare practitioners, and enhance overall health outcomes. This project’s execution will take around five to six months, which will include training sessions, trial periods, and group meetings. 

NURS FPX 6416 Assessment 1 Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders

The aging population, the rising prevalence of chronic illnesses, and the continuing Sars-Cov-2 pandemic are a few of the external impulses to change that Vila Health has been subjected to throughout the years (Milella et al., 2021). The goal of this transformation at Vila Health is to provide state-of-the-art medical treatment in a comfortable and welcoming setting.

Questions and Explanation

Assess the Current Situation and Desired State of the Information System:

We highlighted various concerns in stakeholder meetings that nurses and healthcare practitioners are encountering with the present health information system. Nurses and other medical professionals have complained that the present health information system hinders their ability to keep tabs on their patients which is jeopardizing their health and that a lack of two-way contact with their patients is causing treatment delays. The existing health information system has enhanced cost management as reported by the administration of Vila Health, decreased the number of prescription mistakes, and made patient data more accessible to nurses. Stakeholders believe that if all necessary resources are made available, along with an upgrade to the existing health information system, they will be able to provide patients with leading practice health care in a state-of-the-art facility, where they will receive a pleasant service experience and excellent care.

Assess and Define the Risks

According to healthcare providers, various issues have arisen for patients due to the absence of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and patient portals in our present health information system. Before the pandemic, on a typical day, Vila Health could efficiently triage people in their lobby depending on who was having the worst symptoms. This fundamental process of assessing and monitoring patients was severely impacted by Covid-19 (Annis et al., 2020). These difficulties were exacerbated in rural areas, where people with chronic illnesses who lacked convenient access to care from providers often succumbed to their illnesses (Noah et al., 2018). Nurses and other medical staff have also complained that the absence of RPM in the present health information system makes it impossible to deliver the round-the-clock treatment those patients with conditions like diabetes and hypertension need. 

Define Information System User Best Practice

As a means of gaining your faith in my words, I shall back up my claims with proof from published works. Malasinghe et al. (2018) reported that remote patient monitoring (RPM) was advised by professionals as a means of continuity of treatment while the COVID-19 epidemic and shutdown kept people at home to prevent becoming ill. One of RPM’s main strengths is that it may be used in place of patient reporting in many different kinds of systems. Patients with diseases like diabetes, which may undergo several subtle changes in the time between doctor’s appointments, will find this particularly useful. Medication compliance and A1C levels are just two examples of the kind of vital information that may be provided to the doctor in real-time using RPM (Malasinghe et al., 2018).

Moreover, patient portals have been found to assist patients’ self-management and patient satisfaction, as well as promote early detection of patients’ needs or concerns, according to a study that was carried out by Chu et al. (2022) (Chu et al., 2022).

Technology Functionality

During the discussion with the stakeholders, Stakeholders believe that they will need applications for remote patient monitoring to be installed on their personal computers and mobile phones, in addition to having simple access to patient portals.

NURS FPX 6416 Assessment 1 Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders

Workflow and Communication

Improved workflows will result from the deployment of remote patient monitoring technologies since patients will feel supported and connected when they know their health data is being sent to their healthcare providers also personalized messages catered to each patient’s unique profile will give them peace of mind. Increases in net patient income, a competitive edge, and reimbursement possibilities may all be achieved via the use of RPMs, which can improve process efficiency, reduce administrative expenses, and boost staff productivity (Leon et al., 2022). In addition to this, RPM will increase communication; RPM interventions can give 24-hour care since they can gather data continually and inform professionals when specific parameters are beyond the typical norms (Leon et al., 2022). 

Data Capture

 Providers and patients alike may save time by saving their data in a centralized location like a patient portal rather than switching between many systems (Farias et al., 2019).

Practice and Outcomes

Due to the rapidly aging global population and the accompanying rise in health issues, remote patient monitoring (RPM) has recently emerged as a promising new method in this field. In the past, monitoring patients only took place in hospital rooms, but now, with the help of advanced communication and sensor technologies, patients may go about their usual day at home without compromising their care (Michaud et al., 2018). Patients with chronic conditions, the elderly, and preterm babies and infants are just some of the people who may benefit from remote healthcare monitoring. Modern medical equipment may track individuals in different ways depending on their condition or circumstance (Michaud et al., 2018). Contactless monitoring, which only needs the patient to be present within a few meters of the sensor, is a recent development in this field (Michaud et al., 2018).


As I wrap up our discussion, the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and the introduction of novel strains highlight the urgent need to increase the use of RPM technologies supported by evidence. RPM technology may improve care delivery overall by aiding symptomatic patients ahead of hospital admission and ensuring patients get continuity of treatment after discharge.

NURS FPX 6416 Assessment 1 Needs Assessment Meeting with Stakeholders


Annis, T., Pleasants, S., Hultman, G., Lindemann, E., Thompson, J. A., Billecke, S., Badlani, S., & Melton, G. B. (2020). Rapid implementation of a COVID-19 remote patient monitoring program. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(8), 1326–1330.

Chu, D., Lessard, D., Laymouna, M. A., Engler, K., Schuster, T., Ma, Y., Kronfli, N., Routy, J.-P., Hijal, T., Lacombe, K., Sheehan, N., Rougier, H., & Lebouché, B. (2022). Understanding the risks and benefits of a patient portal configured for HIV care: Patient and healthcare professional perspectives. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 12(2), 314.

Farias, F. A. C. de, Dagostini, C. M., Bicca, Y. de A., Falavigna, V. F., & Falavigna, A. (2019). Remote Patient Monitoring: A systematic review. Telemedicine and E-Health, 26(5).

Leon, M. A., Pannunzio, V., & Kleinsmann, M. (2022). The impact of perioperative Remote Patient Monitoring on clinical staff workflows: A scoping review. JMIR Human Factors, 9(2), e37204.

Malasinghe, L. P., Ramzan, N., & Dahal, K. (2018). Remote patient monitoring: a comprehensive study. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 10(1), 57–76.

Michaud, T. L., Siahpush, M., Schwab, R. J., Eiland, L. A., DeVany, M., Hansen, G., Slachetka, T. S., Boilesen, E., Tak, H. J., Wilson, F. A., Wang, H., Pagán, J. A., & Su, D. (2018). Remote Patient Monitoring and clinical outcomes for postdischarge patients with type 2 Diabetes. Population Health Management, 21(5), 387–394.

Milella, F., Minelli, E. A., Strozzi, F., & Croce, D. (2021). Change and innovation in healthcare: findings from the literature. ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, Volume 13, 395–408.

Noah, B., Keller, M. S., Mosadeghi, S., Stein, L., Johl, S., Delshad, S., Tashjian, V. C., Lew, D., Kwan, J. T., Jusufagic, A., & Spiegel, B. M. R. (2018). Impact of remote patient monitoring on clinical outcomes: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Npj Digital Medicine, 1(1).


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