Are you considering using new technology at your institution? Before you dive in and launch, consider these 5 best practices for a successful deployment.
Avoid Multiple Technologies
Avoid deploying multiple new technologies simultaneously. Firstly, managing one deployment at a time makes it easy to measure results and evaluate performance. Secondly, limiting the number of new technologies your team needs to adopt ensures your training material is well received and well retained.
Set measurable goals and milestones to achieve them. Set very clear goals for what you want to achieve and get buy in from your deployment team to deliver on those goals on a timeline.
Develop a communication strategy well in advance. A successful deployment is highly correlated with a carefully thought out communication plan. Your users might include patients, nurses, doctors, care coordinators or administrators and each type of user has a specific set of information needs. Delivering relevant content to each user at the right time results in an engaging and valuable user experience.
Review progress regularly. Check in with your team to review progress, provide training or support and remove roadblocks on a regular basis. Enabling & empowering your team is critical to successful deployment.
Ask The Experts
Involve your technology partner. All good technology partners will help guide you through your deployment. Keep them involved throughout the process to help with training and delivering product based solutions to remove roadblocks.
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