For this case assignment, you will be assuming the role of a lead person on a technology review committee at a multi-facility regional hospital. Your committee has been tasked with evaluating the Plausibility and possible selection of a new health information system that will enable the hospital to electronically collect and share patient medical history information among its various hospital centers and departments.
Currently, each hospital center maintains paper copies and files of patient records, which are separately managed and stored at each facility. Very few of the electronically based information system are integrated between the various centers and locations.
You need to develop a paper presentation to the committee that clearly addresses each of the following items:
1.Fundamentals of database characteristics and structure.
2.Various types of medical data and information records relevant to this project.
3.The importance of uniform terminology, coding and standardization of the data.
4.Various information standards and organizations that may be applicable, and possibly required, for this project.
Remember, your committee is mostly comprised of clinicians and other healthcare practitioners. Accordingly, they do not have a great deal of technical knowledge related to information systems.
Case Assignment Expectations
Use information from the modular background materials and case assignment narrative as well as any quality resources you can find via the online libraries or Internet.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Your ability to describe and explain fundemental database characteristics.
Description of various types of medical data and records associated with various health care disciplines.
Explanations surrounding the importance of uniform standards for medical terminology and coding as well as idendification of various health information standards and standards organizations.
Use and application of literature, expert opinion and references from your research to support your position, key points and explanations.