EMR Project, Part 1 – Big Data and Data Analytics
Using Padlet or PowerPoint, apply the SMART model to your unit
Create a SMART strategy board, using Padlet or Powerpoint
For each panel in the SMART strategy board (except the purpose panel), identify a small number of SMART questions (2–5) that can be used to link big data with your department’s strategic goals or vision
Refer to the following website for examples of items to consider for each panel: https://www.cgma.org/magazine/features/pages/big-data-alternatives-bernard-marr.aspx
Purpose panel
Customer panel
Operations panel
Resource panel
Finance panel
Competition and risk panel

EMR Project, Part 2 and 3 – Workflow Analysis

(Swimlane Diagram – 2 @ 10 pts)

Workflow Processes and Flowcharts
Identify a workflow in your department that needs optimization and includes EMR documentation
Create a one-page swimlane flowchart/diagram of the workflow current state (10 pts) and a one-page swimlane flowchart of the future state (10 pts)
You may choose the software/technology to design the workflow diagram. Students must save and submit the document in a format that allows the instructor to open the document with ease (e.g., PowerPoint, Google app tool, or other flowchart software that can be saved as a PDF)
Grading Rubric for Workflow Analysis Flowchart/Diagram

Uses shapes to flow out the process
Circle = start/finish of process
Square = process: who does what
Who: Subject
Does: Verb
What: Object
Decision diamonds = yes/no; decision diamonds represent key choices or decisions in the process 2.5 pts
Flowchart allows the reviewer to easily understand the process and key decisions 2.5 pts
Total 5 pts
Big Data SMART Strategy Panel Content

Background information:

Bernard Marr is the premier expert on Big Data and literally wrote the book

The students are to consider their department’s/unit’s vision. What data will they need to examine where they are today and where they want to go in the future. The Big Data SMART Strategy Board/Panel helps them to clarify SMART questions for each of the panels. The questions help to focus their efforts on the right data, the SMART data to answer the questions. Basically, data can be endless. Thus, using the SMART Strategy, nurses can more efficiently identify most important data needed to achieve their department’s or organization’s strategic goals and vision.

Here are the key items that are addressed in the respective panels. I have an example done in PowerPoint and Padlet. I pretended that I ran a progressive care unit. Our strategic goal was to achieve the coveted Beacon Award. Thus, all of my SMART Questions aligned with this purpose and vision. See examples in the folder.

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