Assignment 2: Competitiveness and Performance Effectiveness for Health Care IT Systems

 

Due Week 8 and worth 250 points

 

Write a six to eight (4-6) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Define  the fundamental responsibilities and key characteristics of the Chief  Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within  health care organizations. Make one (1) recommendation where they can  utilize their expertise to assist with employee and patient  satisfaction. Support your response with related examples of such  expertise in use. 
  2. Suggest  two (2) developing technologies that health care systems should use in  order to improve health care processes and thus increase the quality and  lower the cost of health services. Provide a rationale to support your  response. 
  3. Determine  two (2) significant methods that health care systems should use in  order to prevent misuse of information and protect data privacy and thus  achieve a high level of security of health information. Provide a  rationale to support your response. 
  4. Suggest  one (1) strategy for health care organizations to train providers in  using technology in health care. Provide a rationale to support your  response. 
  5. Provide three (3) best practices for effective IT alignment and strategic planning initiatives. Justify your response. 
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type websites do not qualify as academic resources. 

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

 

  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please  take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. 
  • Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow SWS or  school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions. 
  • Include  a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s  name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover  page and the reference page are not included in the required page  length. 

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Examine the impact technologies have on health care information systems. 
  • Describe the basic components of a strategic information system plan. 
  • Describe  the major types and classifications of health care information  standards and the specific organizations that develop and regulate these  standards. 
  • Discuss the need for, and identify methods of, accomplishing the security of information systems. 
  • Evaluate the impact of strategic information system plans on organizational competitiveness and performance. 
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health information systems. 
  • Write clearly and concisely about health information systems using proper writing mechanics. 

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