Guiding Principles for Defining the Role of the Nurse Executive in Technology Acquisition and Implementation

The chief nurse executive plays a critical role in the selection and implementation of information systems. Acquiring new systems is a complicated process that impacts the entire facility.

Although some tasks may be delegated, the chief nursing officer must remain actively involved in the overall decision-making and implementation process.

These guidelines serve as a tool for the chief nursing officer and are not meant to capture all aspects of acquiring and implementing information technology in an organization.