JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Implementation Process (PIP)
Typically Informatics Implementation
Projects involve the implementation of a vendor software product,
a software release. a system enhancement, or an in-house developed software
product. Usually, one or
more user departments are involved as well as vendor representatives,
Informatics staff, and external consultants.
Prior to starting the Project Implementation Process (PIP), projects
must have successfully completed the Project Evaluation Process (PEP) and
the project has been approved for implementation. The Project Evaluation
Process includes performing a needs analysis, and architecture review, and
vendor contracting. The project evaluation could result in the definition of
one or more projects to be implemented. Several distinct implementation
projects rather then one large implementation could limit risk and aid in
scope and resource management.