Many topics are discussed and taught in HIMA 6060. However, because Health Informatics is a fast advancing field crossing different disciplines, there are still many relevant topics uncovered or just covered briefly.
Many topics are discussed and taught in HIMA 6060
Many topics are discussed and taught in HIMA 6060. However, because Health Informatics is a fast advancing field crossing different disciplines, there are still many relevant topics uncovered or just covered briefly. The final project or paper is a good opportunity for students to work on a substantial health informatics project or to explore these topics that we have not had a chance to discuss in detail in class.
A student will have the project but are not require d for the completion of the project. A deliverable is require d to prove the completion of the project with a detailed report on the steps for the project and discussions of learning points from the process. There is no requirement on the length of the report. The report will still need to follow the best practices of technical and academic writing.
Students will also have the option to write a final white paper report that provides a informative overview of a specific topic on health informatics or health information technologies. White paper is a special type of document that describes a special issue or product in details. Your paper should include an executive summary, an introduction to the issue or information technology to direct readers to the main theme, background or problem related to an issue and explain the solutions, and lastly the conclusion. The final white paper should be at least 10 pages in length.
Suggestions for Final Projects:
Students can choose any projects may interest them. Please discuss with me any potential ideas you may have for the project. Some examples are list ed here to stimulate your creativity:
1. Create a functional database for a specific medical practice.
2. Analyze large amount of publicly available data or private data.
3. Build a decision support system for a specific medical domain.
4. Geospatial data analysis using EpiInfo for a specific area.
5. Create workflow analysis for an EMR implementation.
Students are still require d to write a final project report with their project. In the report, students need to describe the incentive for the project, the steps taken to finish the project, the lessons learned from the project.
Suggestions for Final Paper:
You should have the freedom to choose any topic you like, as long as it is relate d to health informatics in general and has a substantial implementation or research component.
If you’re having difficulty generating a project idea, some of the ideas below might help you get started. However, you are highly recommend ed to choose topic outside these topics.
FIRSTLY, Standards for public health informatics data transaction.
SECONDLY, Organization issues related to public health informatics implementation.
THIRDLY, Primary care informatics and its relationship with public health informatics.
FOURTHLY, Effectiveness of disease surveillance systems.
FURTHER, Information system usability for health informatics.
ADDITIONALLY, Organization issues related to health informatics.
Health Information Technologies and Health Disparities.
The impact of meaningful use on dissemination of EHR technologies.
Home care technologies application for quality of care.
The roles of EHR for care coordination.
The impact of EHR on physicians’ productivity.
Use of IBM Watson in Health Informatics.
Education and Certification in Health Informatics.
Workforce training in health informatics.
Deep learning in Medicine.
Blockchain technology in medicine.
Health Informatics and population health.
Consumer Health Informatics and the “Last Mile” of Health Care Delivery.
LASTLY, FHIR and its impact on Health Interoperability.