HIM 301 Week 4 Case Study

Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Case Study


Case Study
Select two of 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.

Chapter 21 

  • Describe: Assume you are the      leader of the KM effort. Where would you start to improve the user      experience?
  • Examine: Pharmacists supporting      the ICUs are asking for your help to improve their situation (their user      experience) because they are forced to use nonintegrated systems. What      methods would you use to examine the issue?
  • Compile: The institution is in      the process of purchasing new physiologic monitors for their step-down      unit. Describe how usability should be incorporated as part of the      purchasing process. Design a brief usability test to support the      purchasing process.

Chapter 23 

  • Describe: How would you go      about assessing the current state of health IT governance and your      organization’s health IT governance capabilities?
  • Examine: What issues would you      need to consider in recommending improved health IT governance at your      institution?
  • Compile: How could the      informatics governance at your institution be more centralized so as to      allow for an enterprise-wide approach to prioritizing informatics efforts?

Chapter 25 

  • Describe: How can nurses’ best      leverage their clinical background when providing testimony as expert      witnesses?
  • Examine: When preparing      testimony, should a nurse expert witness focus primarily on developing      nursing-specific content or should his or her nursing background be used      more as a context for the discussion?
  • Compile: What are the      advantages and disadvantages of each approach?

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 as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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