Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, November 26, 2016.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Privacy vs. Quality of Healthcare
The goal of protecting patient information privacy often conflicts with the goal of providing the improved healthcare that EMRs can support. Provisions in HIPAA provide some confidentiality protection, but not enough. Potential for a major privacy breach lies in the system of primary or secondary users.
What privacy and security issues are hindering the adoption of EMR systems? In your opinion, which of these issues is the most important to address first? Drawing on course readings or outside scholarly sources, support your answer with examples and clear rationales.
Assignment 2: System Implementation
In this course, you will progressively work on a system implementation process in six stages:
• Week 1: System planning
• Week 2: System analysis
• Week 3: System selection
• Week 4: System implementation
• Week 5: User training and system maintenance
You can use Internet resources, peer-reviewed journals, and reputable, published articles, and you may interview an executive of a healthcare facility that has implemented an electronic medical record system/electronic health record system or similar system to describe the six implementation steps.
This week you will work on the system implementation phase of the final project, which requires completion of the following steps:
• Site preparation: What are the physical locations where workstations, printers, servers, and other hardware will be installed?
• User preparation: How will you provide users enough information about the system being installed to gain their confidence?
• Installing hardware and software: How will you place and connect the hardware? How will you go about installing, configuring, customizing, and testing specific software?
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
What are the physical locations where workstations, printers, servers, and other hardware will be installed?
How will you provide users enough information about the system being installed to gain their confidence?
Installing hardware and software: How will you place and connect the hardware? How will you go about installing, configuring, customizing, and testing specific software?
Presented a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Properly cited sources using APA format.