Discuss the application of emerging technologies in health information and health information management.

Unit 9 Assignment: Final Project

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Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

Analyze the current information models present in health information management.
Discuss the application of emerging technologies in health information and health information management.
Apply the research process to topics in health information management.
Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment:

HI599-4: Health Informatics Finance: Evaluate health information systems based upon statistical and financial models.

Instructions:

In your new position as director of health information you have established yourself and you are respected by your peers and superiors and looked to for expert advice on health information management and health information systems.

Your organization has been asked to participate in a conference and present on a topic in health information management. Because of success on your previous projects and your knowledge of the field, the leadership at your organization has selected you to attend and present at the conference on behalf of the organization. At a prep meeting with your boss you are informed that you will be presenting on a topic of your choice in health information management and drawing new conclusions in practice or policy from the research that you gather. It is up to you to select a topic and report on how effective it is in improving health care and health services.

For your Capstone Project you will complete a systematic review of reviews and meta-analysis on a topic in health informatics. A meta-analyses draws upon the results of other research and literature reviews in addressing a specific research question.

Overall your report should address the effectiveness health information management technologies and policies to improve health. You should also include the following:

A review of issues, success, failure and any evidence based HIM practices mentioned.
A discussion on the impact of business strategies based on concepts of leadership and management and how these practices impact your chosen topic.
A discussion on the impact that economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on your specific topic in health information management.
A discussion on the impact of health policies and procedures to address health information management needs in the industry regarding your specific topic in health information management.
A discussion on the statistical models used in healthcare to collect and analyze data and provide a discussion on the statistical models used in your research.
Your project topic selection idea is your responsibility. Most ideas have come from course work and class discussion as well as from your workplace. Some topics to consider include:

CPOE systems

Telemedicine

Data mining

Data Analytics

Decision Support Systems

EMR or EHR (This is the one chose to discuss in the paper)

Computer based reminder systems

Mobile health

Cloud computing

Security and Privacy

System Implementation

Machine modeling techniques

New interventions and old practices

You will choose a topic and formulate a research question. Please choose a topic that suits your professional aspirations and interests and can be completed within the scope of this course. Choosing a topic that is not feasible within the parameters of this course could result in unsuccessful completion of the Capstone Project.

Requirements:

Your Capstone Project should include the following sections:

Table of Contents This should include abstract, list of tables, list of figures, all major and secondary headings of the body of the paper, references, and appendices with appropriate page numbers for each element of the paper.
List of Tables – This should include any tables included in the paper starting with Table 1, and the page number where each table can be found.
List of Figures This should include any figures included in the paper starting with Figure 1, and the page number where each figure can be found.
Abstract: A summation of the entire report.
Introduction: A generalized description of literature that is to be analyzed. Definition of any terminology used in the paper. A precise statement of what your research is examining. In this section you should also describe your methods or how you searched for articles, retrieved articles and decided to include or exclude articles in your review and analysis.
Body of Paper: Literature Review: Information regarding what you found in the literature regarding your topic. Your review should include at least 15 studies that have addressed the same research question. You should also include the following in this section:
A review of issues, success, failure, and any evidence based HIM practices mentioned.
A discussion on the impact of business strategies based on concepts of leadership and management and how these practices impact your chosen topic.
A discussion on the impact that economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law have on your specific topic in health information management.
A discussion on the impact of health policies and procedures to address health informatics needs in the industry regarding your specific topic on health information management.
A discussion on the statistical models used in healthcare to collect and analyze data and provide a discussion on the statistical models used in your research.
Results: Discuss the results of your meta-analysis. In this section you should discuss the effect sizes, present a graph of the effect sizes, and provide discussion on the descriptive statistics used (Pearson R, odds ratio).
Discussion: This section should include your library research and your own data collection methods and a critical analysis of the topic. You should examine and discuss your problem statement and the goal of your research. You should also interpret and discuss your findings against what is reported in the literature.
Limitations, Conclusions, and/or Areas for Further Study
References This includes an appropriately cited list of citations that actually appear in the paper
Appendices this section is not required but can be included if it is necessary to include supplementary information.
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