• The origin
o Where did the idea for computerized health records originate
• Data management
o How has healthcare data management changed since the development of computerized health records
o Who is allowed, currently, to access these records
How are they able to access this
o How is the tech health care community hoping to update these records and how theyre used
What advancements have been made in how the records are created, stored, and shared
• How could this prevent current and future opioid addicts from getting drugs
• The history of opioid addiction
o When did it start
o How far has it spread
o How can electronic health records be used to stop it
o What are the current security issues with having all health records online
How are these issues being fixed
Course Project Overview:
You will be responsible for developing a final course project for CIS 455. You are encouraged to analyze the available research on the chosen topic and if possible select a topic that you have personal or professional experience with. Take your time to think about the type of project that you would like to work on for the course and feel free to contact the instructor for project ideas or questions related to the project.
The Health Care industry has undergone tremendous changes for the past two decades in respect to external requirements (e.g., HIPPA) as well as a response from consumers to utilize technologies to manage records. The result of these changes has been an increase in the use of technologies to manage patient records and the interaction between the medical profession, insurance companies, and the governmental regulations imposed upon the industry. A couple of significant changes that have occurred are the use of Patient Portals and Personal Health Records (PHR). You may research either of these topics (or both) in terms of the use of these sites from a medical and consumer perspective. A few areas to consider for this option:
• Purpose or use of the proposed topic (consumer and medical profession)
• User Interface considerations
• Access (who has access to the information)
• Security Issues
• Technology considerations (e.g., support, system considerations)
• Data Management (Information Technology issues)
Your project will include the following deliverables.
Project Approval – submit an executive summary of the proposed project for approval. The executive summary will identify the topic and a short explanation of the reasoning for choosing the topic. The executive summary is a one-page overview of the project (APA). This is a non-graded activity, but the instructor will provide feedback and approval of the identified project.
Project Outline – the outline will provide a more detailed summary of the proposed project. The outline is a one-page outline (APA).
Project Proposal – the proposal should contain the following elements.
• Overview (purpose)
• Technology considerations (e.g., access, budget, support, system integration)
• Impact to patient and medical profession (negative and positive
• A user interface (see details below)
• Budget Summary
The Project Proposal should be 5-7 pages in length and include a cover page. The paper should use APA style guidelines as well. You should include a minimum of five resources to support your paper and analysis.
You will have an opportunity, as part of your project, to create a user interface for your Patient Portal or Personal Health Records. You may choose to user MS PowerPoint or select one of the numerous free web design tools available for download on the Internet. Your user interface only needs to include a Home Page, but if you want to explore and design other pages that is available to you as well. You may want to search the Internet for current sites that provide these types of services and base your design on what is current in the field.
One of the more popular web design options is Wix (see link below), but you are certainly welcome to use any tool that you would like. As mentioned, there are plenty of free options.