To ensure a perfect understanding among all stakeholders, we created a Roles and Responsibilities Matrix. There are two aspects of this work that are generally useful to other hospital systems implementing electronic health records.
1. We've defined all the component parts of an implementation, from training, to desktop support, to security
2. We've classified the roles as
Responsible - the person or team who does the work
Accountable - the person or team who reports on the work and is ultimately held responsible for its completion
Consulted - the person or team who provides an opinion when consulted as a stakeholder
Informed - the person or team who is told about the decisions made and progress achieved
Each of the 5 team members will sign of on the matrix so that there will be no misunderstandings or finger pointing.
When implementing large, complex projects, adding extra details like a roles and responsibility matrix prevent future problems. Assumptions can get teams into trouble. Well documented understandings keep everyone friendly. I hope you find it useful.