Hypothetical Work Environment
Consider that you are a Healthcare Informaticist. You have been asked to evaluate the current internal workflow and make a recommendation regarding the workflow, communications, protocol and architecture required in order to select a new healthcare information system for a hospital, clinical department or other provider entity. The project will be a paper 5 pages MAX. APA FORMAT. MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE FIU WRITING CENTER! Proof of writing center must be submitted with report.
1. Describe the "real" or hypothetical work environment, provider objectives and current information systems configuration, as well as any unmet needs or issues.
2. Workflow Requirements. List or otherwise characterize the key workflows, protocols, communications, etc., requirements to be met by the new or upgraded health information system.
3. Architecture Alternatives. Describe and evaluate at least 3 workflow alternatives. Indicate pros, cons and unresolved issues for each alternative. Give special attention to the effects of each alternative on “human factor”, care pathways and protocols.
4. Provisional Recommendation based on analysis in #3. Given the admittedly incomplete information available to you, what would you recommend as next steps? Options include doing nothing, upgrading the current system, performing more analysis and modeling etc. Be specific and indicate your rationales for each recommendation.
Much of the information required for this assignment is available from the Web and industry journals (e.g., Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, Hospitals & Health Networks, etc) and your course text.
You may also wish to request product literature from vendors or obtain it through your own or another organization. Although not required, you may also wish to interview one or more individuals with relevant experience and expertise. Be sure to provide appropriate APA interview citations.