Successful Implementation of New Technology Using an Interdepartmental Collaborative Approach

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Abstract

The implementation of new technology is vital to the success of health care organizations. New technology provides health care organizations an opportunity to obtain new patients, increase revenue, and stay competitive. In 2014, a union hospital in Southern California successfully implemented a bronchial thermoplasty program. To implement this new technology, the administration created a strategy, identified financial risks and benefits, created an implementation model, established a plan based on Lewin's change model and Roger's diffusion of innovations theory, and recognized adult learning needs through an interdepartmental, open communication, and collaborative approach. In addition, the implementation of the bronchial thermoplasty program allowed the organization to meet the goals, mission, and vision of the organization, which is key to remaining viable and marketable.

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