Constructing Requirements to Improve HIT Project Success
February 22, 2017 — 11:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Stop gathering requirements! Contrary to common expression, requirements for successful implementation of health information management systems are not gathered, they are learned. More precisely, requirements are constructed knowledge formed through active collaboration among stakeholders. Using vignettes from real-world projects, this session identifies common challenges encountered when eliciting information systems requirements and describes how evolving processes from gathering requirements to constructing requirements reduces risk and improves the likelihood of success. Appropriate for practitioners and educators, this session presents theory as well as practical strategies for addressing challenges that, when ignored, have led projects to fail. Following this session, participants will be able to identify and address circumstances that may jeopardize the success of projects to deploy health information management systems.
Identify common challenges faced when eliciting requirements for health information systems
Recognize circumstances related to requirement elicitation that indicate risks of failure for deploying health information systems
Contrast positivist and constructivist approaches to eliciting requirements
Propose approaches to address common requirements challenges