Forming Committees

Topic: Forming Committees

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You are the chairperson of a large IS Committee in charge of implementing a new EHR. The committee is so large that you are not getting anything done. For example, you met for 4 hours yesterday and only got through 3 of the 15 items on the agenda, because everyone wants to have his or her say in each issue. The committee make-up is as follows:

Project leader
HIM Director
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Clinical Services
Chief Information Officer
Director, Lab
Director, Radiology
4 computer programmers
Vice President, Nursing
2 vendor representatives
Director, Cardiopulmonary Services
Director, Materials Management
Director, Research
3 systems analyst
2 database administrators
Director, Training
The decision has been made to create subcommittees. The subcommittees will be:

Data Management (date quality, data collection, and data retrieval)
Development (programming, customization)
All representatives should be on at least one subcommittee.

Who would you place on each subcommittee? Why did you choose them? What charge would you give to each subcommittee?

McCuen, C., Sayles, N. B., & Schnering, P. (2008). Case Studies in Health Information Management. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, pp. 366-367.

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