NURS-FPX 9100 Defining Nursing Doctoral Project
VIRTUAL CHECK-IN AND PROJECT APPROVAL
The initial virtual check-in took place on March 3, 2023, involving interaction with my instructor, Dr. Conner, and preceptor Adita Flagg. Discussions revolved around the approved topic for my quality improvement project, Provider Inbox Management Optimization (PIMO). The project’s objective is to improve timely provider responses to patients through the portal, with supporting evidence highlighting the positive impact of time response policies on patients (Steitz et al., 2019).
The proposal entails establishing a response time policy to guide staff in addressing messages. Adita confirmed the relevance of this topic for improvement at the project site, while Dr. Conner provided additional insights into project implementation, explaining the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) process. The check-in lasted approximately 10 minutes, allowing for questions and reflections.
PROJECT CHARTER DEVELOPMENT
Currently, I am engaged in developing Part II of the Project Charter. Having chosen this project topic at the program’s outset, Part I was swiftly completed by building upon earlier work. Challenges have arisen in collaborating with essential stakeholders, particularly my preceptor and a work colleague. The goal is to collaboratively review the charter for improvements before submission. Despite the absence of current queries, each iteration of topic approval or charter document refinement contributes to my learning. I eagerly anticipate executing the project and making a positive impact.
Steitz, B. D., Wong, J. I. S., Cobb, J. G., Carlson, B., Smith, G., & Rosenbloom, S. T. (2019). Policies and procedures governing patient portal use at an Academic Medical Center. JAMIA Open, 2(4), 479–488. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz039