Healthcare Informatics

Write an essay addressing the following prompts: Electronic health records (EHRs) are easier to read than the paper charts of the past, but many complain that healthcare providers are focusing too much on the computer screen instead of the patient. Is this due to lack of skill or training, poor computer system design, or just the nature of computer charting? Is patient care suffering from the implementation of EHRs? Charting in an EHR consist of clicking boxes, do you feel this provides enough detail about the patient, condition, and events if there was a law suit? Hebda, Hunter and Czar (2019) identify three types of data that is currently being tracked by organizations (p. 46). Identify and explain another type of data, specific to your practice, that is being tracked by an organization. Why do you feel this data is important to track? Identify and discuss the organization that is tracking the data. Are there any ethical concerns with an outside organization tracking this data, explain and give examples? In this week’s discussion post, you identified and explain the topic selected for the project. Provide a description of your selected topic based on input from the discussion forum. What is your project, why is it relevant to this class, and why is it important to you? Identify an informatics/healthcare theory from pages 29-30 of the textbook that aligns with the project and explain why. Assignment Expectations: Length: 500 words per essay prompt/each section (1500 total for this assignment)

healthcare informatics

healthcare informatics

Justify the investment in healthcare information technology projects based on

return on investment, cost/benefit analysis, compliance with regulatory requirements,

quality improvement, and decreased risk.

Employ systems lifecycle concepts, including systems analysis and design, to

the development of information systems.

Instructions:

• Create a project charter using Microsoft Word that will be based on the following

scenario:

Scenario: You have just been placed on an IT project management team to develop

a Master Patient Index (MPI) system. This 300-bed facility is currently using a paperbased

system and is slowly making the transition to electronic systems. The system

they want to purchase and manage is an electronic MPI system for the Admissions

department. They want this system to be able to be accessed easily by other

hospital departments (administrative and clinical). The systems should also have

interoperability to work with their electronic pharmacy system and laboratory system

(which went live 2 years ago) and eventually, with their E.H.R. product that they plan

to select and implement within the next 5 years. Two people will be helping you on

the project. One is a systems analyst; the other is a person who is very familiar with

project management within the facility. Based upon the information provided,

construct the project charter by following these steps in the process:

• Using Microsoft Word, construct the following:

o Come up with a name for the project.

o Identify the project stakeholders, their roles, and their titles.

o Provide a brief description of the project.

o Develop the measurable organizational value (MOV) for this project.

o Specify what should not be included in the project’s scope. Unit 5 Assignment Instructions and

Grading Rubric

o Identify some of the risks associated with this project.

o Specify the project’s scope in terms of the high-level features or

functionality that should be included in the MPI system.

o Specify the resources that will be required and provide an estimated cost

for each resource. (Be sure to include a reference or sound basis to justify

the cost for each resource.)

You are free to make assumptions as needed, but be sure to document them!

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