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Respond totwoof your colleagues inone or moreof the following ways: Explore additional ways that the technology experiences of your colleagues might impact you or change your practices. Share with your colleague ideas for how they might adopt other technologies to enable them to further improve their effectiveness as business managers. Compare your colleague’s experience with your own, and share additional insights you gained.General Guidance:Your Shared Practice Discussion responses, will each typically be 1–2 paragraphs in length as a general expectation/estimate. Refer to the rubric for the Week 1 Shared Practice Discussion for grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use the rubric to assess your work.1st Colleague to respond to:Technology is changing the way we operate. We are able to accomplish more from any location like answering emails via our cell phone or lap top, and not tied to our desk. We can lead virtual teams by having zoom meetings, as experienced through this pandemic. We can view loved ones via face time, face book, and Instagram. All of this made possible by the advances in technology. These advances have allowed me to stay close to my family and be able to share special moments with them when I am not there.In the Operating Room technology is playing a huge role in the way we perform surgery, and how we manage our daily schedule. As I have become a leader, it is more apparent to me that an OR is a business. It is the money maker for the hospital, creating great revenue based on the case mix index. Also, it can be run very efficiently from monitoring on time starts, to turn over times (the time between cases). Hospitals want this resource utilized as efficiently as possible while still providing the safest care to our patients. According to Drnevich, & Croson (2013), strategy is defined as a company’s decision to balance being efficient and being effective. Everyone benefits when we utilize the OR well, the patients move through the system, the staff can go home on time, and physicians can have a work life balance. I believe this is why so much emphasize has been placed on efficiency metrics. According to Knezevic, Stankovic, & Tepavac (2012), with the invention of technology and information systems this changes the way businesses function. We monitor daily on time starts and turn over times. We pull data from our computer system EPIC, and display this data in a graph form at our 9:30 huddle. This shows all departments what their stats were the day before, and lets us examine ways we could either increase on time starts, or decrease turn over time. We drill down on the barriers that caused a delay, and discuss ways to decrease that barrier. Epic has the ability to tell us what percent each service starts on time, and what the average turn over time is. This has helped me in my role by allowing me the ability to further use data to drive efficiencies. I have been able to increase our on time starts to over 82% from 75%, and decrease our turn over time from 55 minutes to 45. With out this data and technology we would not have been able to analyze the metrics, find the road blocks, and create action items to increase performance. References Drnevich, P. & Croson, D. (2013). Information technology and business-level strategy: toward an integrated theoretical perspective.MIS Quarterly, 37(2). 483-509. Olson, D. & Staley, J. (2012). Case study of open-source implementation in a small business.Enterprise Information Systems, 6(1), 79-94.2nd Colleague to respond to:Technology and how it has improved my ability as a leader in the surgical arena of healthcare. I can say with the pandemic of covid-19 we have certainly seen technology move in lightening speed. The ability to gather as a tem using our computers from home on apps such as Teams and Zoom have been an incredible asset for all of in healthcare as we move through the everyday changes required of us at each of our entities. Another application that has been incredibly useful is the use of One drive and OneNote. The ability to all work on a single platform and for it to be auto saved in real time is a phenomenal tool. These platforms have been beneficial in keeping us connected all while being socially distant. The ability to see each other and share screens has been such a valuable tool for us because it really adds value to the fact that many operations can be performed right from your own home in a business sense. I know with our office visits we just began urgent care via phone and or through our smart phone applications just last fall. With this pandemic we moved from 1200 tele-med visits for urgent care to 1200 a day for all types of visits to include well baby, office visits, and urgent care. Information systems add value to all organizations because they are the foundation of creating it and implementing it for all end users (Belanger.Slyke & Crossler, 2019).I do foresee many of these practices will evolve and continue even when we return to somewhat normalcy if that ever been becomes a source of truth once again. But the reality is using technology with this experiences broadens our future abilities on how we care for patients moving forward. It also adds value to how we can navigate toward having more people work from home and re-visit how the office spaces could be better used for patient care, storage or new entities.One last thought to add is I have gained so much more time in getting stuff completed do to being by myself and not interrupted constantly like I am in the office. The only bad thing I feel is sometimes communication without a view can set a different message to some because of how they interpret information. That is why I think Teams and Zoom are just wonderful and I enjoy using them for my meetings with my staff.References:Bélanger, F., Van Slyke, C., & Crossler, R. (2019). Information systems for business: An  experiential approach, 3e. Burlington, VT: Prospect Press.