After formulating a clearly defined plan for a gap analysis, the next logical step is to conduct the gap analysis. The gap analysis will shed additional light on the details of the current-state workflow and provide directions for transitioning into the future-state workflow.
At this stage in the Course Project, you will conduct your gap analysis, which you planned throughout Weeks 3–5. You will also finalize your draft of the current-state workflow in Visio using the information you collect during your gap analysis.
To prepare for Part 2 of the Course
Review your Gap Analysis Plan (Part 1 of the Course Project) and prepare any necessary recording documents and meeting/observation arrangements with the individuals involved in the workflow.
Conduct the gap analysis. Observe and consult with individuals in your organization who are involved in the workflow.
Analyze the data you gathered and whether or not it meets the goals and objectives you set in your Gap Analysis Plan (Part 1 of the Course Project) (See attached file).
Interpret the meanings and implications of the data you collected. Consider how the workflow issues relate to electronic health records (EHRs) and one or more specific meaningful use objectives.
Examine your Visio draft of the current-state workflow. Consider how the draft aligns with the data you collected in your gap analysis. You will also receive feedback from your colleagues in Week 6.
Begin revising your Visio draft of the current-state workflow based on your gap analysis. Remember to update the information in the swimlane. In addition, prepare to write a detailed description of your Visio workflow.
Analyze the data you gathered and whether or not it meets the goals and objectives you set in your Gap Analysis Plan