Health care information is highly complex, dynamic, and time-oriented, and it is important for students to understand the growth of technology in health care. This assignment is designed to assist the student in gaining a broader understanding of the complexity and challenges that accompany the integration of health information technology. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness, and the challenges of overcoming the barriers while utilizing technology in the management of a health care organization.
The Information Systems Integration Project assignment has two components: an individual written paper (Part One), and a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) slide presentation (Part Two). The Part One assignment is due in Topic 4. The Part Two assignment is due in Topic 8.
Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) groups will be assigned by the instructor in Topic 3. The instructor will observe group participation within the CLC discussion forums; therefore all materials and communication for both Part One and Part Two of the Information Systems Integration Project assignment should be exchanged in this forum between team members. Individuals not participating may lose points at the end of the assignment.
For the Information Systems Integration Project – Part One assignment individual students are required to interview at least one health care IT professional regarding the integration of a health management information system (HMIS) into an existing facility. You will need to develop your own interview questions to successfully complete this assignment. Please read chapter 7 in your textbook prior to completing your IT professional interview and address the chapter questions to assist you in formulating appropriate and insightful interview questions.
You will use the results of the individual Information Systems Integration Project – Part One assignment for the Part Two CLC component in Topic 8.
After completing your individual interview(s), compose a 1,000-1,250 word paper that includes the following:
- Describe the type of health care organization and the role(s) of the IT professional(s) that you interviewed.
- Explain what HMIS means to the individual(s) and provide a summary of the interview discussion.
- Discuss the importance of HMIS both within and across health care organizations using examples from the interview(s) that you conducted.
- Describe the cost, time, and delivery of quality services associated with an HMIS.
- As an “Addendum” section to your paper, attach a printed copy of the interview questions you crafted and used in your health care IT professional interview.
You are required to use a minimum of three qualified references with in-text citations for this paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.