The U.S. healthcare system

1. The U.S. healthcare system has moved to a patient-centric environment. Evaluate how information technology systems contribute to this environment and assist in reducing the cost burden to the healthcare system. Provide specific examples to support your evaluation.

2. Evaluate a healthcare information systems and barriers to its adoption by creating a fishbone diagram (Ishikawa diagram). This diagram will challenge you to capture the barriers by examining cause and effect relationships. You can create your own diagram using Microsoft Word or find a template online. Title your diagram with the healthcare information system that you evaluated. Then attach your diagram to your initial post along with a summary of ways to overcome at least two barriers that you identified in your diagram.

3. For your initial post, research and outline two ways that new technology (such as AI) might change the functions and tasks of computerized information systems in the next ten years. For each example presented:
1. Evaluate the pros and cons of the system for the healthcare industry and patient care.
2. Assess the skills that would be needed by healthcare personnel to manage or operate such technology.

4. Evaluate the Hewitt article from a summit held in 2016 to discuss big data and role of analytics in healthcare:
Hewitt, J. (2016). The role of data, analytics and insights in health care. Chain Drug Review, 38(12), 14.
Your initial post should include two parts:
1. Assess what you learned from the article and whether or not you agree with the conclusion.
2. Develop a list of five lessons learned from data analytics in another industry that can help inform data analytics in healthcare. These lessons should address both the skills needed to integrate and use analytics systems, and the procedures needed to manage health information systems, for return on investment (ROI).

5. The practice of medicine is becoming increasingly complex. For this discussion, create a brochure targeting potential clinical staff that communicates the various types of information needed for the job, the impact of specific regulations, and how a potential staff member can best prepare to work effectively in that environment. Post your brochure as an attachment to your initial post.

6. Select one significant issue with existing heath information technologies and appraise why the inoperability of the system is a major concern. Then propose how the issue could be resolved to embrace a more interoperable approach, supporting your resolution with cited research and examples. Support your response with evidence found during your research.

7. In your initial post, evaluate what constitutes a successful adoption/implementation of a health information system. Then propose and assess the means by which that success could be measured in terms of ROI, value added to the healthcare organization, and impact on stakeholders and patients.

8. Healthcare outside the United States is managed quite differently. Select a developing country and research the healthcare system approach in that country. Then submit an initial post that:
• Compares and contrasts the approach to healthcare management information systems in that country with that of the U.S.
• Evaluates their overall approach towards centralized systems and health information exchanges.



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