Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 28

Volume 28 Number 2, Pages 83-92

December 2017


Teaching Case
ComprehensiveCare and the Re-Adoption of an Electronic Health Records System: Preparing for a Successful Adoption after a Failed Attempt


David L. Gomillion
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843, USA

Abstract: After a prior failed adoption, ComprehensiveCare plans for a second attempt in adopting Electronic Health Records. The owner-physicians on the board of directors have replaced the administrator due in part to the missteps of the prior adoption. William Shoemaker, the new administrator, must grapple with several important decisions to provide the highest likelihood of success for adopting the large-scale system. He must decide how the organization should choose the new system, the extent to which the system should be customized to their organization’s idiosyncrasies, who should be responsible for tactical decisions in the customizations that are planned, what role consultants should play for their small to medium enterprise, how training should be accomplished, and finally how the implementation should be scheduled. This is the second case in a series of three cases concerning ComprehensiveCare’s adoption of Electronic Health Records. This case challenges readers to make decisions based on the organizational context. Part two, provided in the teaching notes, updates readers on decisions made by the board and provides readers the opportunity to think critically about the potential ramifications of those decisions. This case provides a context that would be most

Keywords: Project management, Organizational system, Electronic health records, Training, Teaching case

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Recommended Citation: Gomillion, D. L. (2017). Teaching Case: ComprehensiveCare and the Re-Adoption of an Electronic Health Records System: Preparing for a Successful Adoption after a Failed Attempt. Journal of Information Systems Education, 28(2), pp. 83-92.