Week 2 focuses on healthcare information systems (HIS), architecture and infrastructure, selection, contract management, acquisition, and implementation. In addition, take a closer look on management, administrative, and financial applications. As the business of healthcare becomes more complex and challenging, the role of information systems becomes more important in achieving sustainability and financial stability. Lessons learned from Week 2 will assist you in navigating complexities in health information system implementation in your future endeavor.

Your Learning Objectives for the Week:

  • Define system acquisition, implementation, lifecycle, replacement planning, and electronic data interchange in relation to the evolution of healthcare information systems.
  • Assess the efficiency, effectiveness, and current software applications of an IT department.
  • Examine the design, management, and maintenance of clinical information systems to maintain healthcare data security, enhance quality, decrease costs, and improve patient safety in various healthcare settings.


MHA6120 Week 2 Discussion and Project Instructions

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Task: Reply to this topic

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 Due July 22 at 11:59 PM

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Discussion Questions

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link “
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Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.

Introduction:

The literature is replete with information that HIS are complex and that healthcare is a complex system. However, implementation of HIS creates simplicity out of the complex structures and processes in our clinical and business management. One of the most important and widely acquired applications in the HIS is the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Tasks:

· Describe what an EHR application is.

· Discuss the purposes of implementing an EHR application.

· Discuss the cost of acquiring and implementing an EHR application.

· Describe the major steps in implementing an EHR application.

· Identify at least four major causes of failures in acquiring an EHR application.

· Identify and describe the major components of HIPAA standards specific to an EHR application.

Submission Details:

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the 
South University Online Library
. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 500–1000 words as noted in the attached PDF. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.

Respond to your classmates throughout the week. Justify your answers with examples, research, and reasoning. Follow-up posts need to be submitted by the end of the week.

The following resources are provided for this discussion:

From your course textbook, Information Systems for Healthcare Management, review the following c

MHA6120 Week 2 Lecture 1

Healthcare Information Systems

Aspden, Corrigan, and Wolcott (2004) have cited that the Institute of Medicine has long advocated the increase acquisition of information systems that will facilitate safe and quality care in the twenty-first century. Health information systems are technology-based collections, archiving, and processing of patient throughput, documentation of clinical treatment, management, and evaluation. In addition, HIS also support mechanisms to meet the regulatory requirements and business and management processes such as quality, risk, utilization, and materials management. Applications such as electronic health record, laboratory and imaging applications, medical coding, medical billing, decision support management, and human resource management are just a few service-oriented applications of HIS.

HIS are utilized by physician providers, outpatient services, hospital organizations, health plans, integrated healthcare delivery systems or network, and accountable care organizations (ACO). Public health practitioners and administrators are also in the midst of looking at health information systems to support population management (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2017). The architecture and infrastructure of an information system must address the complex needs and requirements of providers, organizations, and systems. It is through HIS that data is managed and becomes a valuable source for evidence-based decision making, evidence-based practice, clinical and process improvement, and evaluation of clinical, financial, and business outcomes. It is also through HIS that we can engage the population we serve. A properly designed healthcare information system architecture and infrastructure must achieve critical measures of cost containment, interoperability, quality data, IT safety, as well as real-time portability for the provider, patient, and user access. HIS must also meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy, as well as security and breach standards to ensure legal protection of health information.

Students of healthcare management/administration may not only benefit in acquiring the basic foundations in healthcare information system acquisition and management but also harvest knowledge and skills to keep up with the past face innovations, changes, and regulations in HIS.

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References:

· Aspden, P., Corrigan, J. M., & Wolcott, J. (Eds.). (2004). Patient safety: Achieving a new standard for care. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

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Response
No Submission
0 points

Emerging (F-D: 1-27)
27 points

Satisfactory (C: 28-31)
31 points

Proficient (B: 32-35)
35 points

Exemplary (A: 36-40)
40 points

Criterion Score

Quality of Initial

Posting

No initial posting exists to

evaluate.

The information provided is

inaccurate, not focused on

the assignment’s topic,

and/or does not answer the

question(s) fully. Response

demonstrates incomplete

understanding of the topic

and/or inadequate

preparation.

The information provided is

accurate, giving a basic

understanding of the topic(s)

covered. A basic

understanding is when you

are able to describe the

terms and concepts covered.

Despite this basic

understanding, initial posting

may not include complete

development of all aspects of

the assignment.

The information provided is

accurate, displaying a good

understanding of the topic(s)

covered. A good

understanding is when you

are able to explain the terms

and topics covered. Initial

posting demonstrates sincere

reflection and addresses

most aspects of the

assignment, although all

concepts may not be fully

developed.

The information provided is

accurate, providing an in-

depth, well thought-out

understanding of the topic(s)

covered. An in-depth

understanding provides an

analysis of the information,

synthesizing what is learned

from the course/assigned

readings.

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Participation
No Submission
0 points

Emerging (F-D: 1-13)
13 points

Satisfactory (C: 14-16)
16 points

Proficient (B: 17-18)
18 points

Exemplary (A: 19-20)
20 points

Criterion Score

Participation in

Discussion

No responses to other

classmates were posted in

this discussion forum.

May include one or more of

the following:

*Comments to only one other

student’s post.

*Comments are not

substantive, such as just one

line or saying, “Good job” or

“I agree.

*Comments are off topic.

Comments to two or more

classmates

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Criteria
No Submission
0 points

Emerging (F through D
Range) (1–10)
10 points

Satisfactory (C Range)
11 points

Proficient (B Range)
(12–13)
13 points

Exemplary (A Range)
(14–15)
15 points

Criterion Score

Includes all

assignment

components and

meets graduate

level critical

thinking. A purpose

statement is

identified for the

response.

Student did not submit

assignment.

Work minimally meets

assignment

expectations. No

purpose statement is

provided.

Assignment meets

some expectations with

minimal depth and

breath. Purpose

statement is vague.

Assignment meets

most of expectations

with all components

being addressed in

good depth and

breadth. Purpose

statement is present

and appropriate for the

assignment.

Assignment meets all

expectations with

exceptional depth and

breath. A

comprehensive

purpose statement

delineates all

requirements of the

assignment.

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Criteria
No Submission
0 points

Emerging (F through D
Range) (1–10)
10 points

Satisfactory (C Range)
11 points

Proficient (B Range)
(12–13)
13 points

Exemplary (A Range)
(14–15)
15 points

Criterion Score

Integrates and

understands

assignments

concepts and

topics.

Student did not submit

assignment.

Shows some degree of

understanding of

assignment concepts.

Demonstrates a clear

understanding of

assignment concepts.

Demonstrates the

ability to evaluate and

apply key assignment

concepts.

Demonstrates the

ability to evaluate,

apply and integrate key

assignment concepts.

Criteria
No Submission
0 points

Emerging (F through D
Range) (1–10)
10 points

Satisfactory (C Range)
11 points

Proficient (B Range)
(12–13)
13 points

Exemplary (A Range)
(14–15)
15 points

Criterion Score

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