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HCI 600 Foundations of Informatics GCU

HCI 600 Full Course Discussions GCU

HCI 600 Topic 1 DQ 1

Discuss the primary components and stakeholders in the U.S. health care system. Of those stakeholders, who do you
think exerts the most influence over the delivery of health care? Is that positive or negative, in your opinion? How might
changing the balance of power among influencers affect health care?

HCI 600 Topic 1 DQ 2

Informatics impacts the delivery of care and health care organizations in a variety of ways. Besides influencing the
practice and environment of patient care, in what ways do informatics and informatics professionals interact more
broadly across organizations and health systems? What broader value does informatics contribute to the delivery of
health care across organizations and systems?

HCI 600 Topic 2 DQ 1

Discuss the primary regulations related to patient privacy and security that affect the how information is stored,
retrieved, and utilized in the health care environment. What are the major challenges facing health care organizations as
they work to implement regulations and standards, including meaningful use criteria.

HCI 600 Topic 2 DQ 2

Discuss both the value and challenges of implementing standard vocabularies and terminologies in the storage and use of
health care data. How do these challenges impact informatics professionals and the work they do in health care settings?

HCI 600 Topic 3 DQ 1

Adopting or integrating a new EHR or enhancements to an EHR can be a complex undertaking for a health care
organization. What are some primary considerations for adoption and integration? What major concerns related to costs,
quality, access, safety, or effectiveness would you prioritize in making decisions about adoption or integration?

HCI 600 Topic 3 DQ 2

What are the primary advantages and disadvantages of the EHR and its relation to CPOEs and e-prescribing? How do
these impact clinical documentation and patient care?

HCI 600 Topic 4 DQ 1

Discuss three kinds of clinical decision support and how do you think each is useful. What drawbacks, if any, do you see
with each type?

HCI 600 Topic 4 DQ 2

When is clinical decision support not helpful? Considering the problem of alert fatigue, discuss when it might not always
be the answer to the problem. Provide a specific example in your response.

HCI 600 Topic 5 DQ 1

Discuss various occasions in which predictive analytics are helpful and important in the health care setting. How does
this impact the health informatics?

HCI 600 Topic 5 DQ 2

Very large amounts of data are collected and stored within health care settings every day. Additionally, multiple
stakeholders need to use some of this data for a variety of purposes. Discuss the primary challenges of storing, retrieving,
and using all this data in a meaningful way. What role does the informatics profession play in managing this data and in
assisting others in accessing, interpreting it, and utilizing it for a variety of purposes?

HCI 600 Topic 6 DQ 1

Discuss the importance of health information exchanges in sharing data among clinicians when they are using different
EHRS. What standards and regulations are most important for dictating how health data are shared within and across
organizations?

HCI 600 Topic 6 DQ 2

What are the primary challenges for interoperability? Discuss an organization that is working to promote interoperability
within the clinical environment. Describe one of their initiatives, its benefits and challenges, and its impact on the
delivery of care.

HCI 600 Topic 7 DQ 1

Discuss an example of a mobile device or social or health-related application you use in your everyday life that stores
personal health data and could potentially benefit your health. How could the technology or application be improved and
utilized in the health care setting to provide a more detailed or holistic picture of a person’s health status to providers?

HCI 600 Topic 7 DQ 2

What are the primary challenges with integrating data from personal devices and applications with data within an EHR?
Do you think most consumers are comfortable with sharing their personal data in the clinical environment? Supposing
the sharing of such information is beneficial for consumers’ health, what can be done to help consumers overcome their
reticence?

HCI 600 Topic 8 DQ 1

Discuss how informatics and data collection help to create better systems that incorporate new technologies and care
delivery models. Other than within the field of personalized medicine, how do you see informatics supporting innovation
in health care?

HCI 600 Topic 8 DQ 2

Discuss how personalized medicine can create an environment where patients feel comfortable self-reporting and how
personalized medicine can aid the provider in creating a trusting relationship. Explain how a Christian worldview could
guide interactions with patients using personalized medicine.

 

HCI 600 Full Course Assignments GCU

HCI 600 Topic 1 Evolution of Health Informatics Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the evolution of health informatics as a discipline and its evolving impact on
the delivery of health care. For this assignment, write a 750-1,000 word paper that addresses the following:
Summarize the evolution of informatics as a discipline, including a few specific milestones/events and
explanation of how a variety of practice areas emerged?
Discuss key legislation, policy, and state and federal regulatory bodies and their influence on the development of
the discipline and contemporary scope of practice for informatics professionals.
Discuss how the development of health informatics as a discipline, profession, and specialty has influenced
health care organizations and contemporary delivery of health care.
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Discuss how foundational organizations, such as AMIA, AHIMA, HIMSS, HL7, and ANIA have impacted the
health informatics discipline.
Discuss how you believe health informatics will continue to impact health care organizations and the delivery of
health care in the next 3-5 years.
Integrate evidence from four or five sources in your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for
assistance.

HCI 600 Topic 3 Health Care Legislation Education Presentation

Imagine leadership within your organization has asked you to research a new piece of legislation, mandate, or policy to
determine what impact it may have on the EHR and clinical documentation in your practice environment. You have been
asked to provide education on the legislation and ramifications of accompanying changes. Create a PowerPoint
presentation on the selected legislation or policy in your state that will affect the clinical environment, data collection,
and the EHR. You may select legislation that was recently passed or a pending piece of legislation. Review “Frequently
Asked Questions: 2018 Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act” as an example of a piece of legislation for the state of Arizona.
After you have chosen the legislation and performed the necessary research, create an 8-10-slide educational PowerPoint
addressing the following:
Summarize the key components and purpose of the selected legislation or policy.
Explain the impact the legislation/policy will likely have on the EHR, clinical documentation, and the clinical
environment.
Identify the primary challenges of implementing the changes and recommend solutions for overcoming those
challenges for your organizations.
Include speaker notes and references.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines 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 not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

HCI 600 Topic 4 Clinical Decision Support Case Study

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate clinical decision support and its importance in health care delivery systems.
In this assignment, read the Case Study at the end of Chapter 10 inHealth Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach
and write a 500-700-word paper that answers the questions following the scenario.
Prepare this assignment according to the 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for
assistance.

HCI 600 Topic 5 Data Collection Plan

Currently, the hospital in which you work has implemented a new clinical practice that will reduce the amount of
radiation to a child’s brain. The child enters the emergency room with a head injury and a Glasgow Coma Score of 14 or
more, and the child is not vomiting. It has been asked that the physician not order a CT scan. To ensure that all
physicians are in compliance with the practice, a report will need to be generated for the chief marketing officers at each
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facility. To generate the report, you are asked to create a data collection plan. Include the following criteria into your
plan:
Consider health informatics regulations and standards regarding the collection of personal data. Identify what
data elements would be needed to pull the report from the electronic health record.
Discuss theories that could be utilized when collecting data.
Discuss the essential questions that you would ask in order to ensure that you are collecting the correct data. (Do
they want the report to be on ongoing? Do they want just a single report?)
Explain how the data collected will improve or influence the situation.
Discuss how to protect the patient’s identity when doing reporting.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for
assistance.

HCI 600 Topic 6 Addressing Challenges With Interoperability

The purpose of this assignment is to investigate solutions to challenges with interoperability in health care delivery
environments. To complete the assignment, you will select a problem with interoperability you have witnessed in your
current or past work environment, evaluate options for addressing the problem, and recommend a solution based on
evidence.
Write a 750-1,000-word paper that addresses the following:
Describe the problem with the lack of interoperability witnessed in the health care delivery environment, as well
as details about the scope of the problem, including who and what was affected and how.
Provide an analysis of the workflow and structure related to the problem to identify its root cause.
Recommend a potential solution to the problem and provide evidence from the literature demonstrating its
successful implementation in other cases to support your recommendation.
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Integrate three to five scholarly sources in your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for
assistance.

HCI 600 Topic 8 Personalized or Precision Medicine Presentation

The purpose of this assignment is to examine the importance of informatics and evolving trends in personalized or
precision medicine.
As a health informaticist, create a 10-slide presentation to your clinical staff discussing the following:
Discuss the role of personalized or precision medicine and the advantages and disadvantages of personalized or
precision medicine in the delivery of health care.
Discuss how the fields of personalized or precision medicine and informatics have mutually affected one
another.
Discuss the importance of creating personalized or precision medicine applications that collect accurate data and
how those data are communicated to various locations and providers.
Describe how personalized or precision medicine supports the aging population and population heath.
Describe current gaps and challenges in personalized or precision medicine and informatics. How could the
future of health informatics evolve over time to respond to those gaps?
Integrate four or five scholarly articles in your paper.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for
additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
Prepare this assignment according to the 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for
assistance.

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