Assignment #2 Requirements:
Assignment (must be complete and submitted on a Microsoft word document). Submissions should consist of (3-5) pages (Excluding title and reference pages) typed assignment on a word document.
The following should be included in your assignment:
This is an opportunity for you to get into Health Informatics, by reviewing current health informatics companies.
1. Review Three (3) health informatics company websites.
2. Create an assignment that looks at trends in the health care industry.
3. This assignment should include the following:
o Executive Summary–your summary of the national picture, you might what to write this last! The Executive Summary should summarize what the assignment is about, the main points, the key findings, etc. Write it concisely (2 paragraphs.4-6 complete sentences per paragraph). The best way to do this is to think about how you would explain the material to someone when all you have is 2-3 minutes and you want to make sure you can highlight the most important details while still showing your complete knowledge of the materials.
o List and describe three (3) health informatics/ new technology websites that you believe will influence the Healthcare industry. (1-2 sentences per description).
o Choose one (1) of the (3) health informatics websites and fully discuss with facts and details how it will revolutionize the healthcare industry. (Min. 1 paragraph, 4-6 complete sentences).
o Discuss some of the dangers of the technology. (Min. 1 paragraph, 4-6 complete sentences).
o References (APA style): Three (3) reference required.
4. Format (APA format required):
The assignment should be typed out on a word document in APA format. Each paragraph should consist 4-6 complete sentences. 12 font size should be used, font names that should be used are Times New Roman or Cambria (not both), normal margins (no more than 1 inch), double spaced, indentation, etc. Title and Reference pages are required. Submissions should consist of (3-5) pages (Excluding title and reference pages) typed assignment on a word document.
Health Informatics Trends Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria Total Possible Points
Student Name (First and Last)
Student Panther ID Number
Title of Article: Health Informatics Trends 10
-The Executive Summary summarize the assignment main points, the key findings, etc.
-(2 paragraphs.4-6 complete sentences per paragraph). 20
Student Provided a list of three (3) health informatics/ new technology websites they believe will influence the Healthcare industry.
Student described three (3) health informatics/ new technology they believe will influence the Healthcare industry. 20
-Student choose one (1) of the (3) health informatics websites and fully discuss with facts and details how it will revolutionize the healthcare industry. (Min. 1 paragraph, 4-6 complete sentences).
Student Discuss some of the dangers of the technology. (Min. 1 paragraph, 4-6 complete sentences). 20
A reference page is provided with a minimum of Three (3) references. 10
Proper APA format is followed (size 12 font, double Spaced, etc.).
College level writing seen which includes; Complete sentences, proper grammar, spelling, mechanics, and punctuation.
Submission is 3-5 pages in length (Excluding Title and Reference Pages). 20
Deductions: Turn It in Originality Report over 30%. Assignment on wrong document. Assignment minimum page count not meet. N/A
Health Informatics Trends
HEALTH INFORMATICS TRENDS
The paper is about health informatics, specifically company’s websites and new technological websites that influence the healthcare industry. The paper discusses health informatics as one of the emerging technologies that impact the health care system. Health informatics promotes quality health care services, assists in leveraging data, shares several discoveries and develops effective information systems (Lai,et,al.,2017). Additionally, health informatics is critical in the accessibility of health care data for s patients, doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, and nurses. On the other hand, the paper discusses the role of health informatics in transforming the health care industry and tremendous growth in health care informatics, especially websites and blogs important for patients and health care professions.
List of Health Informatics Websites
KevinMD.com: The website will provide health care stories and new insights concerning health care services. Kevin MD. Com is used by more than two thousand authors and medical professionals, such as specialist physicians, nurses, medical students, surgeons, primary care doctors, and policy experts (Ayani,et,al.,2020). On the other hand, the website post very useful and a wide range of information that assists health care professionals during treatment and diagnostics. Also, the information will assists patients learn more about their health, especially when diagnosed with certain rare conditions.
The HIMSS Health IT website: is a health informatics website that focuses on providing quality and better health care to clients through information technology. The HIMSS is considered an efficient website, especially for people interested in joining the health care field. However, the website posts an IT pulse that consists of health care information from different topics and related topics. The best thing about the HIMSS is that the website will provides information all around, and information can be accessed easily through a search engine (Ayani,et,al.,2020). The healthcare information and management system society as a non-profit organization promotes information technology, promotes professional development, workforce development in health care systems, and development of public policy. The main goals of the HIMSS will be to promote health care outcomes, better health, and promote better health care outcomes by paying attention to the use of electronic health records and adherence to the health information, portability, and accountability.
Healthcare IT News website: The type of website will provides news, specifically written news concerning health informatics. The health care IT news website keeps medical professionals and health care industries updated on the latest news by providing articles, videos, webinars, whitepapers, and articles. However, the information provided covers various topics, such as information concerning the relationship between health care and government, health care legal policies, cloud computing, analytic, electronic health records, population health, privacy, and other topics (Ayani,et,al.,2020). However, the website will play a very significant role in patient engagement, promotion of women’s health, and use of telehealth. Users are, however, expected to sign up for medical news through social media, such as Twitter and email. The website, however, will change the face of health care industries in the future; hence there will be no need for research and asking for information from unqualified persons.
KevinMD. Com is a very impactful website that will change, and revolutionize health care industry. The website, however, has been providing updated information concerning health, for instance, updating the Americans about COVID-19 cases and response techniques developed to curb the pandemic (Ayani,et,al.,2020). The website, however, has assisted Americans and health care professionals in the development of policies and strategies to curb disease infections (Koch, 2019). The KevinDM.om website has been very effective in fixing the health care systems by developing virtual care. For instance, the website provides information, that assists the government with strategies and policy that assists fix the issues. For instance, the shortage of highly skilled doctors and addressing the issue physicians face when providing services.
On the other hand, the website focus on providing a solution to issues, such as highlighting how the government and health care industries can provide necessary tools to succeed. Kevin DM. Com is a website that promotes different and positive thinking about health care and understands the industry in depth. For instance, the website may discuss how health care services have transformed due to the advancement of technology. The website has been very impactful as a leading social media physician voice. The website receives more than three million monthly views for advocating for digital strategies and promoting technology infrastructure.
Dangers of the Technology.
One of the main dangers and challenges of KevinDM.com and other health informatics websites is data security. The main dangers that may today and in the future include data breaches, infection of computer systems with viruses, malware, high vulnerability of information stored in the cloud, and data privacy, especially to subscribers. Storing information in the cloud is very risky since hackers target data stored online (Ayani,et,al.,2020). On the other hand, if the software is not frequently updated, the website becomes vulnerable to bugs. On the other hand, the password and users information may not be safe from access, especially when subscribers click on remember password. Insufficient protection of passwords may be the biggest issue, considering that the website carries thousands of passwords of the health care profession. And other users. However, to prevent the issue, the service providers should ensure passwords are protected, online systems are protected, mobile and computer services updated, and the use of anti-virus and firewalls.
On the other hand, infrastructure issues may be the biggest issue that promotes privacy issues, especially when information system developers do not consider and focus on cyber threats (Koch, 2019).
On the other hand, the interoperability and vulnerability of information devices in hosting the health informatics website are a big concern. However, the devices should be compatible with the website and other devices, which the devices are shared and used across many interfaces.
Data access control is another big problem, where the website may lack strong control access policies, especially the availability of different access segments. Unauthorized access to information may become a big issue that leads to the manipulation of health-related information. Providing solid access control may play a vital role in protecting critical data from being compromised, such as patients’ personal information.
Ethical issues may arise contrary to the public laws. The websites, however, may go against ethical standards, especially on consent. The patient’s website should only post information authorized by the government and unacceptable based on consent and privacy laws.
Data authenticity is another issue that may arise, mainly when the website uses fake Information or Information copied from other registered sources (Koch, 2019). The website, however, should ensure and declare all information provided is authentic. Validation of data is essential in making sure the website’s information does not negatively influence the public and health professions. Site recruitment issues, and several human factors, such as lack of expertise, are some of the challenges health informatics faces and will still face in the future if no effective measure and policy are developed.
Ayani, S., Sadoughi, F., Jabari, R., Moulaei, K., & Ashrafi-Rizi, H. (2020). Evaluation criteria for health websites: Critical review. Frontiers in Health Informatics, 9(1), 44.
Koch, S. (2019). Current Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Methods of information in medicine, 58(02/03), 061-062.
Lai, A. M., Hsueh, P. Y., Choi, Y. K., & Austin, R. R. (2017). Present and future trends in consumer health informatics and patient-generated health data. Yearbook of medical informatics, 26(01), 152-159.
Total Points Possible 100 pts