What is the purpose of an organization’s internal network? How would activities and information differ based on the type of network one is accessing?

HCIS 245 ENTIRE COURSE

HCIS 245 Week 1 Individual Assignment Information Systems Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Information Systems Worksheet located on the student website.

HCIS 245 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

What are the different types of computer networks? What is the purpose of each? Is there a benefit to having different networks? Is one network better than another?

DQ 2

What is the purpose of an organization’s internal network? How would activities and information differ based on the type of network one is accessing?

HCIS 245 Week 2 Individual Assignment Database Records and Relational Data Worksheet
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Database Records and Relational Data Worksheet located on the student website.

HCIS 245 Week 2 DQS

DQ 1

What are the purposes of maintaining patient records in a database? Explain.

DQ 2

What are some advantages of using relational data?

HCIS 245 Week 3 Individual Assignment Health Records

Write a 150- to 300-word response for each of the following questions. Be clear and concise, use complete sentences, and use examples to support your responses.

What different forms are used to keep patient information? What is the purpose of each form?

What are the different methods used to organize and store paper health records?

Discuss some of the consequences that could occur due to improper health care records storage.

Cite your sources if applicable.

Submit your responses as directed by your facilitator.

HCIS 245 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

What is the purpose of a health care record?

DQ 2

What are the strengths and weaknesses of keeping paper health records?

HCIS 245 Week 4 Individual Assignment Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records (EHRs) are slowly replacing paper health records in many health care facilities.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper defining EHR and its value in the health care industry.

Address the following questions in your paper:

What is the value of keeping electronic records?
Why is the health care industry moving towards EHRs?
What role does the network play in the exchange of electronic health records? How does this facilitate health care delivery?
How would this be a benefit to an individual’s health management?

Cite your sources if applicable.

HCIS 245 Week 4 DQS

DQ 1

What pros and cons could result from patients entering their own symptoms and medical histories into a computer?

DQ 2

Research electronic health records in the University Library. What are some prevalent issues you found? How do these issue support or limit the value of electronic health records?

HCIS 245 Week 5 Individual Assignment Workflow Diagram

Research the term workflow in the University Library, on the Internet, or by using the search link provided in the Week Five Electronic Reserve Readings.

Reference Figure 7-16 in Ch. 7 (p. 176) of Health Information Technology and Management.

Review the following two scenarios:

Scenario 1

Dorothy has been experiencing constant headaches and fatigue. She decides it is time to visit her doctor, and she contacts her doctor’s office and schedules an appointment for the following day.

Scenario 2

John is grilling in his backyard. While cutting peppers for homemade salsa, he accidently cuts the thumb on his right hand. He quickly wraps a napkin around it, but his finger does not stop bleeding. John’s wife decides it is best for him to go to the emergency room to have the cut checked.

Create a diagram showing the workflow of each of the previous scenarios.

Identify at least 12 steps in your workflow.

Label and describe each of the steps, and be as specific as possible.

Submit your workflow diagram as directed by your facilitator.

HCIS 245 Week 5 DQS

DQ 1

What role do the Internet and mobile technology play in the access of health care information?

DQ 2

How can health care providers use social media to enhance their practices? What are the implications of using social media in the health care industry?

HCIS 245 Week 6 Individual Assignment Public Health Systems

In spring of 2009, the swine flu, later referred to as N1H1, was detected in Mexico. It quickly spread throughout the United States and into Europe. A public information system was used to do the following:

Track the spread of the disease and supply information on who it was affecting,
Make comparisons to other diseases of similar makeup,
Create models that will predict how far the disease will spread and who will be affected by it,
Educate the public via such as sites like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/),
Allow researchers to view all of the collected information to develop a cure
Share information, such as what preventions and vaccinations are working

Resource: CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov)

Write a 150-300 word summary describing how the public health system benefits the public.

Include the following in your summary:

Describe a public health information system.
Identify the methods used by the public health information system to present information to the public.

Cite your sources if applicable.

Submit your assignment as directed by your facilitator.

Alternative Option (with instructor approval):

Create a brief public service announcement on the swine flu, focusing on preventive measures. Include the following:

Describe the epidemic, including the symptoms.
Identify preventive strategies.
Provide additional resources for the public.

Use one of the following to create your public service announcement:

Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
Informational brochure
Script
Video or audio podcast
Xtranormal.com
Another medium approved by your facilitator

Cite your sources if applicable.

Submit your assignment as directed by your facilitator.

HCIS 245 Week 6 DQS

DQ 1

What are the contributions of digital technology to X-rays?

DQ 2

What is a public health system? How would you see a public health system used in your community?

HCIS 245 Week 7 Individual Assignment Radiology Information System

Write a 150- to 300-word summary describing the radiology information system. Include the following in your summary:

Describe what a radiology information system is?
What are the benefits of storing pictures of X-rays electronically?

Submit your summary as directed by your facilitator.

HCIS 245 Week 7 Individual Assignment The Pharmacies, Emergency and Surgical Systems

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Venn Diagram

Create a Venn diagram showing the differences and similarities among pharmacy, emergency department, and surgical systems.

Use one of the following to create your diagram:

Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
Microsoft® Word document
Microsoft® Paint (or other simple drawing application) drawing
Another medium approved by your facilitator

Cite your sources if applicable.

HCIS 245 Week 7 DQS

DQ 1

How are information systems used to prescribe medications? Provide examples.

DQ 2

Describe pharmacy information systems. How do pharmacies use information systems to dispense medications? Provide examples.

HCIS 245 Week 8 Individual Assignment Electronic Data Interchange

Write a 150- to 300-word summary describing electronic data interchange (EDI). Include the following in your summary:

Define EDI.
How does using EDI facilitate electronic transactions?

Create a timeline that illustrates the key reasons or events that you think contributed to the standardization of EDI. Provide the rationale for you choices in your summary.

Use at least one outside source from the University Library or the Internet.

Submit your timeline and summary as directed by your facilitator

HCIS 245 Week 8 DQS

DQ 1

Identify different types of payment systems. How are they used?

DQ 2

What is your view on the use of electronic claims versus hardcopy claims?

HCIS 245 Week 9 Individual Assignment Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA

Watch the “Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA” video located in the Week Nine Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper discussing how HIPAA privacy requirements will affect you in your perceived health care position. Include the following in your summary:

Describe HIPAA.
Identify HIPAA privacy requirements.
Discuss consequences of not maintaining legal and ethical HIPAA standards and requirements.

Cite your sources if applicable.

HCIS 245 Week 9 DQS

DQ 1

What five areas of concern does HIPAA seek to mitigate? What were the reasons congress passed this legislation?

DQ 2

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