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A strong work team in a health care organization

What are the benefits of a strong work team?
What are the common problems that a work team can face when working together?
When is it appropriate to use work teams?
What is the individual's role within the team?
Do you feel that a work team is beneficial to the staff?

By mandate, all medical records must be electronic by next year. Your facility will be moving toward converting the hard-copy medical records to an electronic format prior to the system becoming fully automated. As a work team, your group has been declared the project team on the medical record conversion and must move forward with the project as fast as possible. Within your group, you will need to set up roles for the team, consider a budget, and monitor the transition to an electronic health information management system.

Address the following in a PowerPoint Presentation with 10-12 slides:

What are the possible roles team members could play in the implementation of the medical record automation project? Assign those roles and determine what the responsibility will be for each role.

To implement this project, a budget must be created to assess the cost of acquiring and implementing the new system. What is the purpose of creating such a budget for this type of project?

What indicators would warn you that the team that is planning this transition to an electronic health information
management system is not functioning well?

How would you handle this as a work team?

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What are the benefits of a strong work team?

The benefits of a strong work team are that there is lower employee turnover, Further; there is greater harmony among workers leading higher motivation and productivity. The quality of work improves. Strong work team also leads to lower absenteeism. Strong work teams leads to higher level of innovation. The team has the potential of boosting the confidence of others working in teams. The workers in the team learn from each other. For example, the physician of one specialty learns from other physicians in a multidisciplinary team. There is greater work flexibility and cross training. New approaches to common medical problems may be found in work teams. There is synergy when thoughts and abilities are ...

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The benefits and challenges of work-teams are explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.