From your personal experiences with healthcare workflows as a professional (if possible, else as a patient) and from the lessons you have been learning from this course, do you see the adoption of information technology as having been a smooth and graceful experience or a turbulent and sometimes painful one? Dig more deeply into your experiences and point to what you believe were the most critical contributors to the success or the causes of problems with the adoption. Be specific and support your position with references.
Based on your reflective analysis in question 1, which do you believe is a larger problem, lack of enough information or information overload? What evidence do you have to support your position?
Attack or defend the following assertion: “While it is true that a very small fraction of the population accounts for a significantly large fraction of total costs (e.g. “hot spots”), many of the root causes for these conditions have taken years if not decades to develop and to eliminate these hot spots will require significant life style changes, some with strong cultural reinforcements, long before the symptoms appear.” Support your position with solid evidence.
You have been brought in to help a regional hospital implement a major informatics upgrade that promises to significantly improve efficiency and patient outcomes. Leadership is nervous due to concerns that many of the “older” professionals will resist these changes. What strategy would you employ to maximize the probability of success with this new adoption effort? Explain the underlying rationale and support your position with evidence.
Project Presentation – Weekly Expectations:
As a reminder, here are the key steps in the timeline and preparation of your project: (You should be in Week 6 now.)
Week 1: Problem Identification and Justification – What is your project, why is it relevant to this class, and why is it important to you?
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Week 2: Potential References and Sources – What references and information sources will you be drawing from to help you with your project and why are these relevant?
Week 3: Annotated Bibliography – Expand Weeks 2’s presentation with a short summary of the key points from each reference and source and expand the list if you see the need.
Week 4: Key Points – Identify the key points you plan to make and support in your paper and link them back to the annotated bibliography.
Week 5: Initial Outline – Produce a top-level outline following the standard protocols for a paper to show both what is to be covered, as well as the flow.(You must include a screencast presentation by this week.)
Week 6: Expanded Outline – Produce a refined and expanded outline that take each outline point and expands it to at least two new levels of detail.
Week 7: publish Paper – Refine the expanded outline into a publish paper.
Week 8: Final Paper and Oral Presentation
This week, you are to expand your initial outline into an expanded outline with two new levels of detail (where is makes sense to do so). The goal of this outlining is to ensure all of the key points of the entire paper are known and there is good support for each. With this outline, all that remains is creating the smooth and compelling flow to the paper.
The goal for this week’s project status update presentation is to convince others that all of the key points required by your paper have been identified and supported with references and explanations. You are expected to include a screencast of your presentation.