HIM 410 Week 4 Case Study

Week 4 – Case Study


Genomic Medicine and Informatics
The use of genetic information in health care presents many challenges, one of which is the protection of patient privacy. Given enough genetic information, a precise identification of a person can be made.  Read the Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective Chapter 12 case study on pages 256-258 and address the following:

  • Explain if you agree with the      perspective of Sandy or Grace? Articulate the reasons why.
  • Compare and contrast the      differences between the case of Henrietta Jacks, Jean and the Havasupai?
  • Explain how genomic databases      can be used to accomplish meaningful research while protecting patient      privacy.
  • Identify two US genomic      institutes that focus on genomic medicine.
    • Compare and contrast their       mission and vision.
    • Compare and contrast their       major focus areas of research.
    • Did the site indicate if       patient samples will be sequenced and the data combined with each       participant’s medical record to allow researchers and research partners       to investigate new approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis and       treatment?
    • If asked to consent to your       genomic information being used in research, explain if you would consent       or decline? Include your rationale for consenting or declining.

Your Paper: 

  • Must be two to four,      double-spaced pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages,      and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.
  • Must Include a title page with      the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory      paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must include a minimum of three      references, (excluding the textbook), on a separate reference page,      formatted according to APA style 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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