You graduated from a local nursing school with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and you have seven years of experience working at three different hospitals. Recently, you were promoted to charge nurse, responsible for the operation of the nursing unit during the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. You are well respected by the other nurses and physicians for your excellent management skills and sound decision making. As a result, you were assigned to be a member of a group of seven individuals who are evaluating options to replace the hospital's aging IT infrastructure—laptops, tablets, data storage systems, and network devices. While you have limited IT expertise, you are responsible for representing the end user needs and ensuring that whatever vendors and equipment are selected, it will all work together reliably and efficiently. Other members of the team come from the IT and finance organizations.
The other members of this project have converged on a set of vendors and equipment. Their choice is based mainly on obtaining "state-of-the-art" technology with tremendous data processing speed and capacity that will allow for anticipated growth in the number of patients to be served. However, when you talk to employees at other hospitals that have implemented the same solution, they are highly dissatisfied due to poor system reliability and availability. Many report there have been system outages of several hours multiple times during the last year.
In the latest project team meeting, a poll was taken and the vote was 6-1 in favor of the state-of-the-art solution. You were the sole dissenting vote. The project manager stated that he will proceed in finalizing contracts (totaling some $6 million) and preparing a schedule for implementation.
You are greatly concerned that the project team is about to make a serious mistake, but you seem unable to affect their decision. Is this a potential whistle-blowing situation? How should you proceed?
Ofcourse, this is not a whistle blowing situation. The main reason why the technology has increased tremendously in the last decade is not because of the network speed or the processing speed.                                                    The main reason is reliability and of course efficiency as you described above. The technology is useless if they are ... See the full answer