Tracking the Progress of Your Remediation Plan

Monitoring the progress of your remediation plan will help ensure that your remediation is a success.

Question: How do you track the progress of your remediation plan?

The Issues Log can also be used to track the progress of your remediation plan. Table 4.1 provides an example of the tracking and remediation segment of the Issues Log. The tracking and remediation segment includes five columns.

Table 4.1 Example of Tracking Fields From the Issues Log

Corrective ActionsSteps taken to dateAssigned ToDate AssignedProgress
Evaluate measures to reduce distractions while using the EHR. Removing Paper order forms from the ED within the month. Mandating MD CPOE use starting 6/12/2011. Providing 5 CPOE training sessions between the removal of the paper forms and the implementation of the CPOE mandate. Up staffing the ED for a month after the mandate and deskside support during peak ED hrs3 of 5 CPOE training sessions conductedCMIO01/16/2011On Track

In the Corrective Actions field (of Table 4.1), you can enter the plans outlined in your Remediation Plan or in the Causal Statements and Corrective Actions form.

In the Steps Taken to Date field, you can enter a brief overview of the parts of the remediation plan that have been carried out thus far.

In the Assigned to, Date Assigned, and Progress fields, you can indicate the person or group responsible for executing the remediation plan, the date they were given responsibility for remediating the issue, and whether or not the remediation is behind schedule, on track, or ahead of schedule.

Simply keeping tabs on and regularly evaluating the progress of your remediation plan will help ensure that your objectives are met.

You have now reached the end of the Guide. In the Appendix you will find the case studies as well as links for the external resources and tools that were included in all four Modules. To learn about the organizations and individuals who contributed to the Guide, please see the Acknowledgements page.