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Week 02 Assignment – Tiger VLE Module completion. I need this tomorrow or Thursday

Complete your TIGER VLE: Module: Health IT Applications.

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NR534A- Informatics & Healthcare Tech

Week 01 Discussion (200 words).

Question(s):

· Please provide a brief description of the following elements that you are considering for your Final System Evaluation Project paper:

1. Brief Project Description

2. Project Goals

3. Evaluation Measures


HINTS

Health IT Evaluation Project

Health information technology (IT) is largely utilized for the purposes of improving care, healthcare quality, and patient safety. Implementing health IT systems in healthcare organizations is an incredibly expensive, detailed endeavor. Oftentimes, large project implementations, while intended to increase efficiency, ultimately do not live up to the potential. The causes for this are multifaceted, and thus early stages of evaluation are necessary to avoid costly and dangerous technology failures (Cusack et al., 2009).

The purpose of this project is for you to perform an evaluation of a proposed health IT system in your place of employment, using components of the Health Information Technology Evaluation Toolkit published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). If your organization is not considering implementing any new technology in the near future, you may elect to evaluate the process that was completed for a health IT system already in existence.

The 

Health IT Evaluation Toolkit  by Cusack, et al.

 is also listed on the Require Reading page as a Resource. The toolkit should be used as a guide for the student to write APA style formatted word document(s) that include the sections for the different assignments. 

Week 3: Health IT Evaluation Toolkit Assignment (Part 1)

For this week’s assignment, complete sections I-V of the Health IT Evaluation Toolkit. APA formatting (with the exception of an abstract) is required for this submission. For section II of the toolkit, be sure to select two or more important stakeholders and discuss their goals and vision for success of this proposed project implementation.

Week 5: Health IT Evaluation Toolkit Assignment (Part 2)

For this week’s assignment, complete sections VI – X of the Health IT Evaluation Toolkit. APA formatting (with the exception of an abstract) is required for this submission.

Week 7: Health IT Evaluation Toolkit Assignment (Part 3)

For this week’s assignment, complete sections XI – XV of the Health IT Evaluation Toolkit. APA formatting (with the exception of an abstract) is required for this submission.

Week 9: Health IT Evaluation Toolkit Assignment (Part 4)

For this week’s assignment, complete sections XVI – XVII of the Health IT Evaluation Toolkit. APA formatting (with the exception of an abstract) is required for this submission.

Week 11: Final System Evaluation Project paper

For this week’s assignment, complete section XVIII of the Health IT Evaluation Toolkit. APA formatting (including an abstract) is required for this submission.

In earlier weeks your assignment deliverables are formative components of the toolkit. This week, you will turn in your completed project, which is the total evaluation.

Your final submission, the evaluation plan, should be formatted as follows:

1. Short description of the project

2. Goals of the project

3. Questions to be answered by the evaluation effort

4. First measure to be evaluated – quantitative

a. Overview – general considerations

b. Timeframe

c. Study design/comparison group

d. Data collection plan

e. Analysis plan

f. Power/sample size calculations

5. Second measure to be evaluated – qualitative

a. Overview – general considerations

b. Timeframe

c. Study design

d. Data collection plan

e. Analysis plan

6. Subsequent measures to be evaluated in the same format


Week 02: Workflow Analysis

Week 02 Discussion (200 words).

One of the very first steps in performing a workflow analysis is identifying the stakeholders who should be included in your project.

Question(s):

· Who are the stakeholders that you feel should be included in your Health IT Evaluation? Why did you select them? What are their goals for this project?

Overview:

One of the most difficult components of any health information technology (IT) project is determining the actual needs of the organization. Healthcare organizations are comprised of many intricate processes that are carried out by all different groups of professionals. As you might imagine, it can be nearly impossible to standardize workflow processes for all different departments.

As such, a workflow analysis is an important step in designing healthcare IT systems that are user-friendly, efficient, and capable of performing necessary tasks. Some organizations choose to utilize frameworks for workflow analyses, while others leave the process up to the quality improvement or informatics departments.

Regardless of the chosen method(s), workflow analyses should incorporate both quantitative methods, such as data related to time, and qualitative methods, such as human observation [Vankipuram, 2011].

After watching the lecture video below entitled “EHR and Workflow – How to Conduct a Pre-Workflow Analysis”, and reading through the required material for this week, you will have a better understanding of what a typical electronic health record (EHR) workflow analysis looks like in the clinical setting. You will apply this knowledge to your own 

Health IT Evaluation Project

 by discussing your chosen stakeholders in the discussion forum.
In addition to this class discussion, please complete your TIGER VLE.

References:

· Vankipuram, M., Kahol, K., Cohen, T., & Patel, V.L. (2011, June). Toward automated workflow analysis and visualization in clinical environments. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Complexity and Error, 44(3), 432–40.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this week, the student will:

1. Establish qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating clinical/health IT/eHealth systems.

2. Assess and evaluate past, current, and future operational and clinical workflows within health IT/eHealth to determine what changes need to be made to ensure successful integration and adoption within an organization.

The textbooks are:

· HIMSS. (n.d.). TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) subscription: Health IT Foundations course. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS)
Note that the TIGER VLE will be accessed as a separate subscription link during the course weekly assignments.

· Cusack, C. M., Byrne, C. M., Hook, J. M., McGowan, J., Poon, E., & Zafar, A. (2009). Health information technology evaluation toolkit: 2009 update (PDF). AHRQ.
The Cusack PDF has eighteen sections that will be used in assignments during the course for creating the students Health IT Evaluation Plan (along with other readings and the TIGER VLE).


Week 02 Assignment – Tiger VLE Module completion

Complete your TIGER VLE: Module: Health IT Applications.

Upload a picture of your “Module Completion / Quiz Summary” into the dropbox below. You can use the print function to save as PDF or take a screen shot and save as a picture.