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					Assignment 1: Technology Assessment
Due Week 3 and worth 200 points
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:
1. Analyze the basic technology underlying health care information systems and determine the most pressing
need for innovation.
2. Explain (with specific examples using local hospitals or other health care providers) how your recommended
innovation will improve the overall level of health care in your own community.
3. Recommend actions that senior management could take in the community in which you live to push the
boundaries of information technology management.
4. Cite at least two (2) references from peer-reviewed sources to support your argumentation.

Your assignment must:
                                                                        one-inch margins on all sides; citations
and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
instructions.
                                                                                                ’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment
page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
                                          c technology underlying health care information systems.



                              about health information systems using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on         Assignment 1: Technology Assessment
answer quality, logic/organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric. Points: 200
Criteria              Unacceptable          Fair               Proficient           Exemplary
                      Below 70% F           70-79% C           80-89% B             90-100% A
1. Analyze the basic    Did not submit or       Partially analyzed     Satisfactorily          Thoroughly
technology              incompletely            the basic technology   analyzed the basic      analyzed the basic
underlying health       analyzed the basic      underlying health      technology              technology
care information        technology              care information       underlying health       underlying health
systems and             underlying health       systems and            care information        care information
determine the most      care information        determined the most    systems and             systems and
pressing need for       systems and             pressing need for      determined the most     determined the most
innovation.             determine the most      innovation.            pressing need for       pressing need for
Weight: 25%             pressing need for                              innovation.             innovation.
                        innovation.
2. Explain (with        Did not submit or       Partially explained    Satisfactorily          Thoroughly
specific examples       incompletely            (with specific         explained (with         explained (with
using local hospitals   explained (with         examples using         specific examples       specific examples
or other health care    specific examples       local hospitals or     using local hospitals   using local hospitals
providers) how your     using local hospitals   other health care      or other health care    or other health care
recommended
innovation
will improve the        or other health care    providers) how your    providers) how your     providers) how your
overall level of        providers) how your     recommended            recommended             recommended
health care in your     recommended             innovation will        innovation will         innovation will
own community.          innovation will         improve the overall    improve the overall     improve the overall
Weight: 30%             improve the overall     level of health care   level of health care    level of health care
                        level of health care    in your own            in your own             in your own
                        in your own             community.             community.              community.
                        community.
3. Recommend            Did not submit or       Partially              Satisfactorily          Thoroughly
actions that senior     incompletely            recommended            recommended             recommended
management could        recommended             actions senior         actions senior          actions senior
take in the             actions that senior     management could       management could        management could
community in which      management could        take in the            take in the             take in the
you live to push the    take in the             community in which     community in which      community in which
boundaries of           community in which      you live to push the   you live to push the    you live to push the
information             you live to push the    boundaries of          boundaries of           boundaries of
technology               boundaries of            information             information              information
management.              information              technology              technology               technology
Weight: 30%              technology               management.             management.              management.
                         management.
4. Clarity and writing   More than 6 errors       5-6 errors present      3-4 errors present       0-2 errors present
mechanics                present
Weight: 10%
5. 2 references.         No references            Does not meet the       Meets number of          Exceeds number of
Weight: 5%               provided.                required number of      required references;     required references;
                                                  references; some or     all references high      all references high
                                                  all references poor     quality choices.         quality choices.
                                                  quality choices.



Assignment 2: IM / IT Analysis
Due Week 4 and worth 200 points
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:
1. Discuss the five (5) major components of information management / information technology (IM / IT)
governance with a focus on how they will collectively improve the quality of health care.
2. Determine which elements of a health care IM / IT strategic plan are most important and steps that can be
taken by any organization to ensure those elements are viable.
3. Make at least two (2) recommendations for improving the application of systems theory to health care IM / IT
governance and planning. Provide specific examples to support your response.
4. Cite at least two (2) references from peer-reviewed sources to support your argumentation.

Your assignment must:
                                                                            -inch margins on all sides;
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
                                                                                                                            -
health applications, and strategic decision-support applications within the health care setting.




Grading for this assignment will be based on         Assignment 2: IM / IT Analysis
answer quality, logic/organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric. Points: 200
Criteria              Unacceptable          Fair             Proficient           Exemplary
                      Below 70% F           70-79% C         80-89% B             90-100% A
1. Discuss the five      Did not submit or        Partially discussed     Satisfactorily           Thoroughly
(5) major                incompletely             the five (5) major      discussed the five       discussed the five
components of            discussed the five       components of           (5) major                (5) major
information              (5) major                information             components of            components of
management /             components of            management /            information              information
information              information              information             management /             management /
technology (IM / IT)     management /             technology (IM / IT)    information              information
governance with a        information              governance with a       technology (IM / IT)     technology (IM / IT)
focus on how they        technology (IM / IT)     focus on how they       governance with a        governance with a
collectively improve     governance with a        collectively improve    focus on how they        focus on how they
the quality of health    focus on how they        the quality of health   collectively improve     collectively improve
care.                    collectively improve     care.                   the quality of health    the quality of health
Weight: 25%              the quality of health                            care.                    care.
                         care.
2. Determine which       Did not submit or        Partially determined    Satisfactorily           Thoroughly
elements of a health     incompletely             which elements of a     determined which         determined which
care
IM / IT strategic plan   determined which         health care IM / IT     elements of a health     elements of a health
are most important       elements of a health     strategic plan are      care IM / IT strategic   care IM / IT strategic
and steps that can       care IM / IT strategic   most important and      plan are most            plan are most
be taken by any          plan are most            steps that can be       important and steps      important and steps
organization to          important and steps    taken by any           that can be taken by   that can be taken by
ensure those             that can be taken by   organization to        any organization to    any organization to
elements are viable.     any organization to    ensure those           ensure those           ensure those
Weight: 30%              ensure those           elements are viable.   elements are viable.   elements are viable.
                         elements are viable.
3. Make at least two     Did not submit or      Partially made at      Satisfactorily made    Thoroughly made at
(2)                      incompletely made      least two (2)          at least two (2)       least two (2)
recommendations          at least two (2)       recommendations        recommendations        recommendations
for improving the        recommendations        for improving the      for improving the      for improving the
application of           for improving the      application of         application of         application of
systems theory to        application of         systems theory to      systems theory to      systems theory to
health care IM / IT      systems theory to      health care IM / IT    health care IM / IT    health care IM / IT
governance and           health care IM / IT    governance and         governance and         governance and
planning. Provide        governance and         planning. Partially    planning.              planning.
specific examples to     planning. Did not      provided specific      Satisfactorily         Thoroughly provided
support your             provide specific       examples to support    provided specific      specific examples to
response.                examples to support    your response.         examples to support    support your
Weight: 30%              your response.                                your response.         response.
4. Clarity and writing   More than 6 errors     5-6 errors present     3-4 errors present     0-2 errors present
mechanics                present
Weight: 10%
5. 2 references.         No references          Does not meet the      Meets number of        Exceeds number of
Weight: 5%               provided.              required number of     required references;   required references;
                                                references; some or    all references high    all references high
                                                all references poor    quality choices.       quality choices.
                                                quality choices.




Assignment 3: Information Governance
Due Week 6 and worth 200 points
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:
1. Analyze the primary causes of information management / information technology project failures and
recommend at least three (3) best practices that could be adopted by any organization to avoid such failures in
the future.
2. Determine the most effective way that project metrics and portfolio management can facilitate IM/ IT
governance. Provide specific examples to support your response.
3. Analyze the various types of government intervention into health care business and argue for or against such
intervention. Explain your rationale.
4. Cite at least two (2) references from peer-reviewed sources to support your argumentation.

Your assignment must:
                                                                            -inch margins on all sides;
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
                                         le of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the
course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
                                                                                                                     -
health applications, and strategic decision-support applications within the health care setting.
                                                   ic information system plan and describe its basic components.
Grading for this assignment will be based on         Assignment 3: Information Governance
answer quality, logic/organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric. Points: 200
Criteria              Unacceptable          Fair             Proficient         Exemplary
                      Below 70% F           70-79% C         80-89% B           90-100% A
1. Analyze the           Did not submit or       Partially analyzed      Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
primary causes of        incompletely            the primary causes      analyzed the           analyzed the
information              analyzed the            of information          primary causes of      primary causes of
management /             primary causes of       management /            information            information
information              information             information             management /           management /
technology project       management /            technology project      information            information
failures and             information             failures and            technology project     technology project
recommend at least       technology project      recommended at          failures and           failures and
three (3) best           failures and            least three (3) best    recommended at         recommended at
practices that could     recommend at least      practices that could    least three (3) best   least three (3) best
be adopted by any        three (3) best          be adopted by any       practices that could   practices that could
organization to          practices that could    organization to         be adopted by any      be adopted by any
avoid such failures
in the future.
Weight: 30%              be adopted by any       avoid such failures     organization to        organization to
                         organization to         in the future.          avoid such failures    avoid such failures
                         avoid such failures                             in the future.         in the future.
                         in the future.


2. Determine the         Did not submit or       Partially determined    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
most effective way       incompletely            the most effective      determined the most    determined the most
that project metrics     determined the most     way that project        effective way that     effective way that
and portfolio            effective way that      metrics and portfolio   project metrics and    project metrics and
management can           project metrics and     management can          portfolio              portfolio
facilitate IM / IT       portfolio               facilitate IM / IT      management can         management can
governance.              management can          governance.             facilitate IM / IT     facilitate IM / IT
Provide specific         facilitate IM / IT      Partially provided      governance.            governance.
examples to support      governance. Did not     specific examples to    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly provided
your response.           provide specific        support your            provided specific      specific examples to
Weight: 30%              examples to support     response.               examples to support    support your
                         your response.                                  your response.         response.
3. Analyze the           Did not submit or       Partially analyzed      Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
various types of         incompletely            the various types of    analyzed the           analyzed the
government               analyzed the            government              various types of       various types of
intervention into        various types of        intervention into       government             government
health care              government              health care             intervention into      intervention into
business and argue       intervention into       business and            health care            health care
for or against such      health care             argued for or           business and           business and
intervention. Explain    business and argue      against such            argued for or          argued for or
your rationale.          for or against such     intervention.           against such           against such
Weight: 25%              intervention. Did not   Partially explained     intervention.          intervention.
                         explain your            your rationale.         Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
                         rationale.                                      explained your         explained your
                                                                         rationale.             rationale.
4. Clarity and writing   More than 6 errors      5-6 errors present      3-4 errors present     0-2 errors present
mechanics                present
Weight: 10%



5. 2 references.         No references           Does not meet the       Meets number of        Exceeds number of
Weight: 5%               provided.               required number of      required references;   required references;
                                                 references; some or     all references high    all references high
                                                 all references poor     quality choices.       quality choices.
                                                 quality choices.

Assignment 4: Improving Local Health Care
Due Week 8 and worth 200 points
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:
1. Think back on the last time you accessed health care services in your community and make recommendations
for incorporating unapplied telecommunications concepts that would have improved your visit. Provide specific
examples to support your response.
2. Analyze your local health services provider and make at least two (2) recommendations for applying various
process improvement frameworks that could be applied to the management of the IM / IT department. Describe
the likely outcome of said application.
3. Determine how your local health services provider could benefit from a robust configuration management
database. Provide specific examples to support your response.
4. Cite at least two (2) references from peer-reviewed sources to support your argumentation.

Your assignment must:
                                                                            -inch margins on all sides;
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

a custom application and the selection of proprietary systems.



                            sely about health information systems using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on         Assignment 4: Improving Local Health Care
answer quality, logic/organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric. Points: 200
Criteria              Unacceptable          Fair             Proficient         Exemplary
                      Below 70% F           70-79% C         80-89% B           90-100% A
1. Think back on the    Did not submit or        Partially thought       Satisfactorily          Thoroughly thought
last time you           incompletely thought     back on the last time   thought back on the     back on the last time
accessed health         back on the last time    you accessed health     last time you           you accessed health
care services in your   you accessed health      care services in your   accessed health         care services in your
community and           care services in your    community and           care services in your   community and
make                    community and            made                    community and           made
recommendations         made                     recommendations         made                    recommendations
for incorporating       recommendations          for incorporating       recommendations         for incorporating
unapplied               for incorporating        unapplied               for incorporating       unapplied
telecommunications      unapplied                telecommunications      unapplied               telecommunications
concepts that would     telecommunications       concepts that would     telecommunications      concepts that would
have improved your      concepts that would      have improved your      concepts that would     have improved your
visit. Provide                                   visit. Partially        have improved your      visit. Thoroughly
specific examples to
support your
response.
Weight: 25%             have improved your       provided specific       visit. Satisfactorily   provided specific
                        visit. Did not provide   examples to support     provided specific       examples to support
                        specific examples to     your response.          examples to support     your response.
                        support your                                     your response.
                        response.

2. Analyze your         Did not submit or        Partially analyzed      Satisfactorily          Thoroughly
local health services   incompletely             your local health       analyzed your local     analyzed your local
provider and make       analyzed your local      services provider       health services         health services
at least two (2)        health services          and made at least       provider and made       provider and made
recommendations         provider and made        two (2)                 at least two (2)        at least two (2)
for applying various    at least two (2)         recommendations         recommendations         recommendations
process                 recommendations          for applying various    for applying various    for applying various
improvement             for applying various     process                 process                 process
frameworks that         process                  improvement             improvement             improvement
could be applied to     improvement              frameworks that         frameworks that         frameworks that
the management of       frameworks that          could be applied to     could be applied to     could be applied to
the IM / IT             could be applied to      the management of       the management of       the management of
department.              the management of      the IM / IT             the IM / IT            the IM / IT
Describe the likely      the IM / IT            department. Partially   department.            department.
outcome of said          department. Did not    described the likely    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
application.             describe the likely    outcome of said         described the likely   described the likely
Weight: 30%              outcome of said        application.            outcome of said        outcome of said
                         application.                                   application.           application.
3. Determine how         Did not submit or      Partially determined    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
your local health        incompletely           how your local          determined how         determined how
services provider        determined how         health services         your local health      your local health
could benefit from a     your local health      provider could          services provider      services provider
robust configuration     services provider      benefit from a robust   could benefit from a   could benefit from a
management               could benefit from a   configuration           robust configuration   robust configuration
database. Provide        robust configuration   management              management             management
specific examples to     management             database. Partially     database.              database.
support your             database. Did not      provided specific       Satisfactorily         Thoroughly provided
response.                provide specific       examples to support     provided specific      specific examples to
Weight: 30%              examples to support    your response.          examples to support    support your
                         your response.                                 your response.         response.
4. Clarity and writing   More than 6 errors     5-6 errors present      3-4 errors present     0-2 errors present
mechanics                present
Weight: 10%




5. 2 references.         No references          Does not meet the       Meets number of        Exceeds number of
Weight: 5%               provided.              required number of      required references;   required references;
                                                references; some or     all references high    all references high
                                                all references poor     quality choices.       quality choices.
                                                quality choices.

Assignment 5: Future Reform
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
Write a 5-7 page paper in which you:
1. Predict the form and function of medical health records in 2030 (provide specific example to support your
response).
2. Describe the most likely impediments to health care information access in 2030 and make at least two (2)
recommendations to avert those impediments that can be implemented now.
3. Discuss the single most significant “health care bake in” you could embed into organizational workflows and
the probable impact it could eventually have.
4. Cite at least two (2) references from peer-reviewed sources to support your argumentation.

Your assignment must:
                                                                            -inch margins on all sides;
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
                                                                                                               se systems, e-
health applications, and strategic decision-support applications within the health care setting.


                                           ources to research issues in health information systems.


Grading for this assignment will be based on        Assignment 5: Future Reform
answer quality, logic/organization of the paper,
and language and writing skills, using the
following rubric. Points: 200
Criteria              Unacceptable         Fair             Proficient         Exemplary
                      Below 70% F          70-79% C         80-89% B           90-100% A
1. Predict the form      Did not submit or      Partially predicted    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
and function of          incompletely           the form and           predicted the form     predicted the form
medical health           predicted the form     function of medical    and function of        and function of
records in 2030          and function of        health records in      medical health         medical health
(provide specific        medical health         2030 (and provided     records in 2030        records in 2030
examples to support      records in 2030 (nor   specific examples to   (and provided          (and provided
your response).          provide specific       support your           specific examples to   specific examples to
Weight: 25%              examples to support    response).             support your           support your
                         your response).                               response).             response).
2. Describe the          Did not submit or      Partially described    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
most likely              incompletely           the most likely        described the most     described the most
impediments to
health care              described the most     impediments to         likely impediments     likely impediments
information access       likely impediments     health care            to health care         to health care
in 2030 and make at      to health care         information access     information access     information access
least two (2)            information access     in 2030 and made       in 2030 and made       in 2030 and made
recommendations to       in 2030 and made       at least two (2)       at least two (2)       at least two (2)
avert those              at least two (2)       recommendations to     recommendations to     recommendations to
impediments that         recommendations to     avert those            avert those            avert those
can be implemented       avert those            impediments that       impediments that       impediments that
now. Weight: 30%         impediments that       can be implemented     can be implemented     can be implemented
                         can be implemented     now.                   now.                   now.
                         now.
3. Discuss the           Did not submit or      Partially discussed    Satisfactorily         Thoroughly
single most              incompletely           the single most        discussed the single   discussed the single
significant “health      discussed the single   significant “health    most significant       most significant
care bake in” you        most significant       care bake in” you      “health care bake      “health care bake
could embed into         “health care bake      could embed into       in” you could embed    in” you could embed
organizational           in” you could embed    organizational         into organizational    into organizational
workflows and the        into organizational    workflows and the      workflows and the      workflows and the
probable impact it       workflows and the      probable impact it     probable impact it     probable impact it
could eventually         probable impact it     could eventually       could eventually       could eventually
have.                    could eventually       have.                  have.                  have.
Weight: 30%              have.
4. Clarity and writing   More than 6 errors     5-6 errors present     3-4 errors present     0-2 errors present
mechanics                present
Weight: 10%
5. 2 references.         No references          Does not meet the      Meets number of        Exceeds number of
Weight: 5%               provided.              required number of     required references;   required references;
                                                references; some or    all references high    all references high
                                                all references poor    quality choices.       quality choices.
                                                quality choices.

				
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