GCU HCA360 Full Course (May 2019)

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HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 1 Discussion

DQ1 Given the disparate systems that must be considered in an HMIS (clinical, management, strategic decision support and eHealth applications), select two of the areas and address some of the specific issues that managers and HMIS developers should prepare to address? Please support your response with a supporting reference.

DQ2As a department manager you have been asked to identify areas within your organization in need of change, based on the implications of the new regulatory compliance issues. Describe your approach in selecting the HMIS area first prioritized for change (i.e., clinical, management, strategic decision support, or eHealth applications). Outline the considerations for identifying a potential vendor for these services. Please support your response with two references.

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 2 Discussion

DQ1 Consider the following scenario:

Lee Memorial Hospital is a 150-bed hospital that primarily serves an upper middle-class community in the Midwest. The board of trustees recently appointed a young, energetic, technologically-savvy CEO to replace the old CEO, who retired after a 20-year stint. Since then, the hospital has been abuzz with rumors about new information systems being planned, starting with the finance and accounting department.

Sally and Joe have worked in the accounting department for 12 and 15 years, respectively. During their lunch breaks over the past 2 weeks, they have communicated their concerns with you, regarding the need for new systems, asking: "Why is all this necessary? Doesn't everything work fine as it is? Sure, there are some redundancies, but why fix things if they aren't broken? What does this mean to our jobs?"

As the manager of the department, how would you respond to their questions?

DQ2 The new CEO sent an e-mail to all departments, stating that there will be four hospital-wide staff meetings scheduled to acquaint employees with the hospital's future plans. How do you think the CEO should best address staff about the forthcoming changes to the hospital's information systems? Defend your ideas.

 

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Week 3 Discussion

DQ1 Conduct a short mini-survey of your nonmedical practitioner friends and family (four or five individuals) using the following questions:

Do they utilize the Internet to seek out health care information?

Do any of them think health care information obtained from the Internet caused them more concern about the symptoms they experienced than they would have otherwise experienced without using this resource?

Did information found on the Internet affect their decision in addressing a specific health issue confronting them or someone for whom they are responsible?

Did your mini-survey indicate that health care information gleaned from the Internet has the potential to drive overutilization of health care resources?

Provide a summary of your overall mini-survey in regards to the above questions. Please cite resources to validate or clarify respondent responses as appropriate.

DQ2 Describe several elements of the supply chain systems. Is it your conviction that the elements you chose do or do not improve efficiencies within the health care environment? Please state why or why not and support your response with two references.

 

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Week 4 Discussion

DQ1 If you are unfamiliar with EHRs conduct a search and respond to the following statement:

An EHR is generated and maintained within the health care organization to facilitate patient care.

Is the EHR viewed positively by patients and by insurers? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each group?

DQ2Do you agree or disagree with the following:

Electronic health records improve workflow processes.

Electronic health records reduce costs.

Please support your responses with a reference.

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 5 Discussion

DQ1 What is aggregate patient data? Who uses it and how is it used? Provide examples in your response.

DQ2 It is said that 75% of bad-quality data is caused by data-entry errors. You are a supervisor in the patient billing area. What are some of the things you might do to improve data-entry procedures and reduce operator errors?

 

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Week 6 Discussion

DQ1 Define "high quality data" within the context of the health care industry. Why is the acquisition and maintenance of data more important to health care organizations than it might be to companies in other business sectors? Please cite a reference source for your response.

DQ2 In the textbook, Tan and Payton state that business intelligence (BI) can be a competitive advantage for a health care organization. What is BI and how can it be used to attain a competitive advantage? Use the mini-case "The Metropolitan Medical Group," found in chapter 10 of the textbook, as the basis for your response. Please cite your resources to support your position.

 

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Week 7 Discussion

DQ1 Explain some of the reasons that practitioners have been resistant to new technologies. How important of a role do you think practitioner resistance has played in the health care organization's adoption of technology? Please support your position with a reference.

DQ2 In the textbook, Tan and Payton state: "International standards in healthcare information systems have provided the pivotal backbone to integrating clinical knowledge discovery."

Explain what this statement means and provide examples where international standards might advance clinical discoveries. Support your response with a reference other than the textbook.

 

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Week 8 Discussion

DQ1 Put on your "customer hat" and visit a hospital website of your choice (and do not forget to cite your selection at the end of your posting). What eHealth options did you find? Do you think this particular hospital exploits eHealth to maximum advantage? What functionality or information would you add to this hospital's website to improve eHealth services?

DQ2 Imagine that you are a public health advocate residing in a country outside of the United States. Present one or two examples of social, cultural, or political barriers to eHealth adoption in your country. How would you address these barriers to secure buy-in from governmental authorities? Please support your position with a reference.

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 1 Assignment

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Surveys Essay

To complete this assignment, read the "Mini-Case: Predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief Information Officers," found at the end of chapter 2 in the textbook. Please also review the optional topic readings for additional context.

Compose a 1,000-1,250 word paper that integrates and answers the following components:

Why do you think a CIO survey is important for the HMIS industry?

Compose a prediction of what type of hardware investments would be considered key to HMIS future. Where did you find similarities? Where did you find variances?

Why do you think the results showed in "CIO Survey 2016" investment in an electronic health record (EHR) program to be a top priority for CIOs in the coming year?

Why do you think those who work in a clinic or in a group practice may be less concerned about backup/disaster recovery than those who work in a hospital or other large integrated health care delivery system? Do you think this is prudent? Why or why not?

You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 2 Assignment

Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Evolution

The Internet is changing the technology used in health care. Medicine is becoming more commonly practiced through a wide range of telehealth options, and consumers are now far more computer savvy than at any time in the past, using the Internet to self-research symptoms or diseases, as well as seek out medical professionals or advice.

Administrators must be aware of the direction in which health care is moving and be aware of both current and upcoming technology and information system advancements. For this assignment, you will be researching the next major Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) evolution.

The assignment begins with the selection of a topic of what you identify as "the next big thing" that you expect to see in health care regarding HMIS.

After making your topic selection, compose a 1,000-1,250 word paper to include the following:

Describe your HMIS topic and support the selection with applicable research.

Identify the potential advantages and limitations of the selected HMIS topic in relation to advantages and/or limitations for, or other impacts on, the consumer.

Explain how this HMIS topic will impact the concept of "digital equity."

Discuss the delivery of quality health care through this new HMIS.

From an administrator perspective, describe when, how, and where this HMIS will first be seen.

From an administrator perspective, describe how this HMIS will impact your organization.

You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

 

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Week 3 Assignment

Health Management Information Language

In 1,000 to 1,250 word paper, briefly describe each of the following terms and their relationship to each other:

Community health information network (CHIN)

Regional health information organization (RHINO)

National health information network (NHIN)

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act)

Once you have defined the terms and their relationship to each other, explain their relationship to the development of a patient-centered management system and electronic health records (EHRs).

You are required to use three qualified references in addition to your textbook for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

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Week 4 Assignment

Information Systems Integration Project - Part One (Individual Interview Paper)

Health care information is highly complex, dynamic, and time-oriented, and it is important for students to understand the growth of technology in health care. This assignment is designed to assist the student in gaining a broader understanding of the complexity and challenges that accompany the integration of health information technology. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness, and the challenges of overcoming the barriers while utilizing technology in the management of a health care organization.

The Information Systems Integration Project assignment has two components: an individual written paper (Part One), and a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) slide presentation (Part Two). The Part One assignment is due in Topic 4. The Part Two assignment is due in Topic 8.

Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) groups will be assigned by the instructor in Topic 3. The instructor will observe group participation within the CLC discussion forums; therefore all materials and communication for both Part One and Part Two of the Information Systems Integration Project assignment should be exchanged in this forum between team members. Individuals not participating may lose points at the end of the assignment.

Directions:

For the Information Systems Integration Project - Part One assignment individual students are required to interview at least one health care IT professional regarding the integration of a health management information system (HMIS) into an existing facility. You will need to develop your own interview questions to successfully complete this assignment. Please read chapter 7 in your textbook prior to completing your IT professional interview and address the chapter questions to assist you in formulating appropriate and insightful interview questions.

You will use the results of the individual Information Systems Integration Project - Part One assignment for the Part Two CLC component in Topic 8.

After completing your individual interview(s), compose a 1,000-1,250 word paper that includes the following:

Describe the type of health care organization and the role(s) of the IT professional(s) that you interviewed.

Explain what HMIS means to the individual(s) and provide a summary of the interview discussion.

Discuss the importance of HMIS both within and across health care organizations using examples from the interview(s) that you conducted.

Describe the cost, time, and delivery of quality services associated with an HMIS.

As an "Addendum" section to your paper, attach a printed copy of the interview questions you crafted and used in your health care IT professional interview.

You are required to use a minimum of three qualified references with in-text citations for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 5 Assignment

Mini-Case Questions 1

Provide a 75-100 word response to each of the following questions in chapter 10 of the textbook:10-1, 10-2, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, and 10-8.

You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this assignment. A cover page is required.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

 

 

 

 

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Week 6 Assignment

Mini-Case Questions 2

Provide a 75-100 word response to each of the following questions in chapter 11 in the textbook:11-1, 11-2, 11-4, 11-5, and 11-6.

You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this assignment. A cover page is required.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

 

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Week 7 Assignment

Smart Card Technology

Perform a literature search in the GCU Library on smart card technology and write a 1,000 to 1,250-word paper that addresses the topic and, specifically, the following questions:

What is the history of "smart cards"? Which industries have utilized smart card technology successfully?

Explain the concept of "stored value" as it applies to smart card technologies and describe how this feature might be utilized by consumers to obtain health care services.

Explain how smart cards can reduce fraud and streamline administrative procedures.

What are the futurist projections for the use of smart cards in 5 to 10 years?

You are required to use a minimum of three qualified, current (no more than 5 years old) publication references with in-text citations for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

 

 

 

 

 

HCA360 Health Information Technology and Management

Week 8 Assignment

Collaborative Learning Community: Information Systems Integration Project - Part Two (Group Presentation)

This is a CLC assignment.

Health care information is highly complex, dynamic, and time?oriented, and it is important for students to understand the growth of technology in health care. This assignment is designed to assist the student in gaining a broader understanding of the complexity and challenges that accompany the integration of health information technology. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness, and the challenges of overcoming the barriers while utilizing technology in the management of a health care organization.

The Information Systems Integration Project assignment has two components: an individual written paper (Part One), and a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) slide presentation (Part Two). The Part One assignment was due in Topic 4. The Part Two assignment is due in Topic 8.

Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) groups were assigned by the instructor in Topic 3. The instructor will observe group participation within the CLC discussion forums; therefore all materials and communication for both Part One and Part Two of the Information Systems Integration Project assignment should be exchanged in this forum between team members. Individuals not participating may lose points at the end of the assignment.

Directions:

As a group, select one heath care agency or organization that none of the group members profiled for the Information Systems Integration Project Part One assignment and prepare a 12?15 slide presentation, with speaker notes, for the organization you have selected. The presentation must include the following content:

An introduction.

A background statement including the mission and goals of the selected organization.

A summary describing the importance of HMIS both within and across health care organizations using examples from the interview(s) that each of the group members conducted in the Part One assignment.

A summary of the data collected regarding the cost, time, and delivery of quality associated with an HMIS.

A conclusion/summary.

A references slide that includes a minimum of three references in addition to the textbook. You are required to use a minimum of three qualified references with in?text citations in the presentation.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in?text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

 

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Week 2 Quiz

1 A drawback of a direct manipulation interface is that users can become confused by undesirable properties and subject connotations.

True

False

2 Which of the following is not a benefit of Smart card technology?

Inexpensive manufacturing costs.

Storage capacity.

"Intelligent" processing capacity.

Portable, primary storage media.

Appropriate for commercial applications.

3 Which of the following is true about programming languages? Choose the correct answer below:

4GL is procedure-oriented language.

In coding program instructions, second-generation language uses structured English-like statements.

Examples of third-generation language are Java and Fortran.

First-generation is the most basic level and is a low-level symbolic language.

4 Optical character recognition (OCR) equipment: (Identify the correct answer below.)

Includes handwriting-recognition devices and touch screens.

Reads alphabetic, numeric, and special characters.

Translates foreign languages into English.

Works with MICR systems to print data in magnetic ink.

Scans images into memory.

5 Write once, read many (WORM) format is ideal for updating critical files so they can rewritten and archived annually to maximize costs.

True

False

 

 

 

 

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Week 5 Quiz

1) The benefits of SDM do not include:

Appropriate provision of maintenance and support activities.

Meeting of management needs

User satisfaction.

Timely development.

All of the answers are correct.

2) SDLC dictates that whenever a systems review indicates that the current system is no longer adequate, structured methodology should be used to identify steps to take to redesign the system.

True

False

3) The Waterfall Model does not include:

Feasibility Study, Systems Maintenance, and Systems Training.

Systems Maintenance, Systems Analysis, and Systems Implementation.

Systems Implementation, Systems Analysis, and Systems Investigation.

Feasibility Study, Systems Design, and Systems Investigation.

4) The lack of attention to data structuring in SDLC-based methodologies has slowed progress in software design and has given rise to the need for less structural detailing in SDM.

True

False

 

 

 

 

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