Week 5 – Final Paper
Health informatics is the management of automated health information. The final paper is a comprehensive review of a health informatics concept incorporating information from the heath informatics core courses. The final paper will address each component of the course learning outcomes. A critical part of your Final Paper is the literature review. A literature review is a summary of how your research articles supported your thesis statement. Be sure to consider opposing views in your literature review. Here are some resources to help you understand the process better:
- Write a Literature Review
- Learn How to Write a Review of Literature
- How to Write a Literature Review
To complete the Literature Review and Analysis, follow these steps:
- Select a topic of interest relevant to the field of health informatics. Your topic must address one of the categories below:
- Value-based purchasing of healthcare
- Practice-based Evidence
- Patient-Centered Care
- Information Governance
- Measuring Patient Service Quality
- For your selected topic, you are a member of the team assigned to research and propose a plan for implementation. As a member of the team, you are assigned the task of addressing a single component of the overall plan.
- Narrow your topic and turn it into a research question. Your thesis statement aims to answer this question. This can also guide your search for articles.
- Once a topic/research question has been selected, search for five research articles from scholarly sources that address your topic. Your articles must be empirically based, meaning they involve a research study. Your articles must also be current, meaning they have been published post-2012.
- After reading your articles, write your paper. Your paper must have the following criteria, along with the following headings:
- Introduction: Clearly state your topic of choice for your research, why you selected it, and a clear thesis statement. Your thesis statement is your position on this topic. You must be able to support your position with research from your articles.
- Literature Review (Body of Paper): A literature review is a summary of how your research articles supported your thesis statement. Be sure to consider opposing views in your literature review. See the resources below to help you understand the process better.
- Analysis: In this section, you will analyze your findings from the articles and answer these questions: With which points did you agree and/or disagree and why? Which points resonated with you and why? Which points need further clarification and why? All of your statements need to be supported by evidence from the required sources you referenced to create this review.
- Summary of Practical Implications: Describe how this knowledge will support your role in health informatics. Make a list of three to four practical implications and describe each one.
- Conclusions: After your review and analyze the literature, describe the ideas you have formulated based on the research. Describe any lingering questions about the topic you would want to know more about and propose areas where further research is warranted.
- Develop a data dictionary with a minimum of twenty key data elements that will be needed for analysis as part of the topic.
- Data name
- Type of data
- Data description
- Data source
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
- Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, 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
- Turnitin Similarity Score
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought and adhere to the assignment instructions.
- Must use at least five scholarly sources, in addition to the course resources.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include 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.