All assignments

Week one

Hierarchy of Informatics

Chapter 1 of the textbook reviews the evolution of health informatics. Figure 1-5 on page 15 visually shows the relationships between various subdomains of health and biomedical informatics.   

  • Choose three of the subdomains and describe each subdomain. 
  • Provide three examples of each subdomain you selected. 
  • Specify for each sub domain example, how an example or application is utilized in health care. For example, in dental informatics, one application would be 3D simulations to facilitate patient understanding. Explain how 3D simulations are utilized.

2-Option 3: Chapter 5 Discussion Questions. Answer questions 1 and 2 on page 85 in your textbook

Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA 

Read the Chapter 4 Pressure Ulcer case study in your textbook and answer the discussion questions. Your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points.

3-Case Study Discussion Questions:

  • What are the steps of the practice-based evidence (PBE) process related to this case study?
  • As the informatics specialist working with the clinical team in the four long-term care facilities, identify the following:
    • elements to incorporate into the documentation by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and managers that address factors identified in the original study
    • Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools that could be incorporated into computer systems
  • How can the cost effectiveness of the new documentation requirements and standards of care be efficiently evaluated?

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4- Case Study Two

Read the Chapter 5 Case Study Bar Code Evaluation in your textbook and answer the discussion questions. Your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.   In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points.

Case Study Questions:

  • What is the key evaluation question for this project?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What level of theory is most appropriate?
  • What are specific elements to measure by stakeholder group?

Week 2

1-Option 3: Chapter 8 Discussion Questions. Answer questions 1, 4, and 8 on page 145 in your textbook. Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA 

2- Option 3: Chapter 12 Discussion Questions. Answer questions 2 and 3 on page 209 in your textbook. Include examples of relevant federal or state laws. . Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA 

3-Case Studies
the following case studies and answer the questions associated with those case studies.

Chapter 7:

  • How are patients prioritized for bed assignment?
  • Describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of this new software; include the stated organizational goals in your answer.
  • Discuss how this software might share data with other institutional applications to provide a dashboard view of census-type activity.

Chapter 9:

  • Why would it be important to introduce the clinicians to standardized terminologies and involve them in discussions about electronic health records (EHRs) before contacting potential software vendors, or should you use the reverse approach?
  • What steps would you need to complete before reporting to the board of directors?

For each case study, your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources per case study to support your statements.  

Week 3

  • 1-Option 3: Debate Employer contribution to employee health insurance.  Students will be assigned one of two positions:
    • Pro: Employers who contribute to the cost of employee health insurance can require employees to monitor certain health parameters to maintain coverage.
    • Con: Employers who contribute to the cost of employee health insurance should not require employees to monitor certain health parameters to maintain coverage. 

Your initial post should clearly state your position and include three substantive reasons to support your assigned position.

Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words.  In addition to the textbook,  utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA 

  • 2- Option 1: Chapter 17 Box 17-3 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Big Bang approach. Review Box 17-4 on page 285 of the textbook, which presents the key points of two approaches for implementing and upgrading an information system.  You will be assigned one of two positions:  the Big Bang approach or the incremental approach.  Prepare a statement supporting the approach assigned to you and provide specific examples justifying your position.

3-Case Study: Chapter 18 Emergency Department Downtime (page 305 in your textbook).

Complete the case study found in “Health informatics an Interprofessional Approach” by reading the case and answering the questions. In addition, design a form for capturing data when the Emergency Department registration system is not available. Your case study must include:

  • A minimum of 20 data elements
  • A data dictionary outlining:
    • Data field name
    • Field format (alpha, numeric or alpha numeric)
    • Number of characters in the filed
    • Source of information
    • Example of the content

Your response to the case study questions should be a minimum of one full page in length,  excluding the title and reference pages, and be formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include a minimum of two scholarly resources, in APA format, in addition to any textbooks.

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4-Week 3 – Assignment

Data Analysis Paper

The KIDS COUNT (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. online data center is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. Data can be accessed by location or by topics such as demographics, economic well-being, education, family & community, health and safety & risky behaviors.

To complete the Data Analysis Paper, complete the following:

  • Go to the KIDS COUNT data center (http://datacenter.kidscount.org/)
  • Choose a data topic
    • Demographics
    • Economic Well-being
    • Education
    • Family & Community
    • Health
    • Safety & Risky Behaviors
  • Choose your two state locations
  • Choose your national indicators
  • Choose a minimum of 4 years of data
  • Graph the data from the two states three ways
    • Line
    • Pie
    • Bar

Guidelines for the Formative Paper
The formative paper must:

  • Be a minimum of three to four pages (Excluding the title and reference pages and charts and graphs) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Include a minimum of three scholarly references published within the past three years, excluding your textbook.
  • Include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Include a description of the data found, and the data source. (Summarize the data found, and how it was collected and eventually made available to the data center.)Include your three graphs and analyze which graph is most appropriate for the data and state why. 
  • Describe any trends found in the data.
  • Include a minimum of three reasons why the data is similar or different from the two locations or over time.
  • Summarize three articles from a scholarly source (excluding your textbook) that discuss the data you selected.
  • Include a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Include all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined .
  • Full page graphs are not counted as part of the three to four page minimum.

Week 4

1-Option 3: Chapter 21 Discussion Questions. Answer question 3 on page 350 in your textbook (eMAR).   


Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined. 

 2 –Option 3: Chapter 25 Discussion Questions. Answer questions 4 and 5 on page 408 in your textbook.  


Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format . 

3-Case Study

 the following case studies and address the questions:

Chapter 19

  • Describe: What additional information is needed to clarify what problems may exist, and what changes may be needed in terms of shared data between the institutions?
  • Examine: Can the EHR system currently being installed be used to share data between these institutions more effectively and securely? If yes, how would this be done?
  • Compile: In your position as Chief Health Informatics Specialist, how would you go about determining whether there are other potential security issues that now need to be managed by the hospital?


Chapter 20

  • Describe: What approach would you take to address the reporting problem?
  • Examine: preadmission testing data being collected on paper. Describe how this effort can be approached. What methods can be used to implement the process?
  • Compile: Using the Patient Safety and quality research design (PSQRD) methodology, identify an area of quality improvement in the hospital setting, develop a process plan, and identify the expected outcomes.

For each case study, your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources per study to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format


4-Formative Paper: Patient Identity Management Policies

After reading the required articles on patient identity management, prepare a one- to two-page patient identity management policy. (Note: the assignment is patient identity management and NOT how to identify a patient). Your policy should be one to two pages, and include the following:

  • Policy title
  • Version Number
  • Effective Date
  • Date Ratified
  • Ratified By
  • Introduction (Rationale for the policy)
  • Definition
  • Policy
  • General Guidelines

Excluding sources listed in this course, utilize a minimum of two sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center. Refer to the Recommended Resources “Health Informatics Journals” section of this course guide for additional resources available in the Ashford University Library.

Week 5

Discussion One

Answer question 1 on page 471 of your textbook.

Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

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Discussion Two

Answer questions 1 and 2 on page 491 of your textbook, related to your academic program. 

Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Regions are limited to North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Maximum of five students per continent. 

3-Week 5 – Case Study

Chapter 31 Case Study: The Future of IT

  • Given the future directions of informatics discussed in this chapter, select the two directions you want to emphasize. Provide rationale for your choices.
  • Discuss how you can use methodologies from research in future directions to plan for your preferred future with the future directions you selected in Question 1.
  • Outline steps to introduce the chief executive officer (CEO) to nanotechnology and its potential impact on the organization.
  • You want to increase collaborative work with a local university. What future directions for education do you think are most important as Chief Information Officer (CIO)? 

Your paper should be two to three pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages and formatted according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your position. 

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4-Final Project

For the Final Project, you will prepare a four- to five-minute audiovisual presentation on a health informatics topic that includes the following:

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  • Title page: Include a title page with the following:
    • Title of Final Project
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Topic: During this course, we explore many different components of health informatics.  Pick a topic of interest to you and prepare a four- to five-minute video.  This should reflect new information and not be a recap of information learned in this course or another course. Choose one topic from the list:
    • Evidence-based practice and informatics
    • Telehealth
    • Public health informatics
    • The evolving ePatient
    • International efforts, issues, and innovations related to informatics
    • Simulation in health care
    • Analytics and design-led innovations and management
    • Big data: challenges, opportunities, and realities
    • Incorporating mobile devices and sensors into daily routines.  The potential impact for mHealth is enormous. For example, an individual might spend 15 minutes or less per year with a primary-care physician, whereas the same person has nearly constant contact with a mobile device.
    • Applying clinical care guidelines on, and within, mobile platforms
    • Gathering and using data (particularly intensive longitudinal data) to study effectiveness of an mHealth intervention
    • Consumer informatics
    • Applications of social media in health care
    • Biomedical applications based on sensor data
    • Chronic disease management and preventative solutions
  • Content:
    • The four- to five-minute presentation should be set up as a staff educational session on your selected topic.
    • Your presentation must:
      • Define your topic and explain its relevance to health informatics.
      • Describe any ethical issues associated with your topic.
      • Describe any associated laws, regulations, or voluntary standards that are relevant to the topic.
      • Explain how the topic relates to or impacts health care delivery, administration, education, data administration, or research.
      • Summarize associated data capture tools and technologies.
      • Describe a specific example of your topic in use in health care.
  • References: Include five scholarly references, in addition to the textbook, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center