HAS 4190: Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology
Assignment 1 and 2 Instructions
This assignment consists of 2 deliverables:
1) A report to senior management. The report length is to be approximately 5 pages double spaced
APA FORMAT. MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE FIU WRITING CENTER! Proof of writing center
must be submitted with report.
2) A presentation is a subset of the report and is intended to be as if you are presenting your
findings in 10 minutes to Senior Leadership.
ASSIGNMENT 1 The Report: due 10/14/18 by 11:59 PM EST
Consider that you are a Healthcare Informaticist. You have been asked to evaluate the current internal
workflow and make a recommendation regarding the workflow, communications, protocol and
architecture required in order to select a new healthcare information system for a hospital, clinical
department or other provider entity. The project will be a paper 5 pages MAX. APA FORMAT. MUST BE
REVIEWED BY THE FIU WRITING CENTER! Proof of writing center must be submitted with report.
2. Workflow Requirements. List or otherwise characterize the key workflows, protocols,
communications, etc., requirements to be met by the new or upgraded health information
3. Architecture Alternatives. Describe and evaluate at least 3 workflow alternatives. Indicate pros,
cons and unresolved issues for each alternative. Give special attention to the effects of each
alternative on human factor, care pathways and protocols.
4. Provisional Recommendation based on analysis in #3. Given the admittedly incomplete
information available to you, what would you recommend as next steps? Options include doing
nothing, upgrading the current system, performing more analysis and modeling etc. Be specific
and indicate your rationales for each recommendation.
Much of the information required for this assignment is available from the Web and industry journals
(e.g., Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, Hospitals & Health Networks, etc) and your course
You may also wish to request product literature from vendors or obtain it through your own or another
organization. Although not required, you may also wish to interview one or more individuals with
relevant experience and expertise. Be sure to provide appropriate APA interview citations.
ASSIGNMENT 2 The Presentation: due 11/18/18 by 11:59 PM EST
PowerPoint presentation that will be suitable for presenting to senior management.
Based on your research, you will prepare a 15 Slide max presentation that presents your findings
from assignment one.
o You must provide, when relevant, in-text citations (APA style) on your slides
o You must include a reference slide (APA style) at the end of the presentation. This slide
will not be counted as part of your 15.
Note: You wont actually be presenting; however, you will be submitting the PowerPoint that
would be presented to a senior level management team. It will be graded according to the
1. PowerPoint Design. The following resource will be the basis for design evaluation:
2. PowerPoint Content. Slide content should follow the order of your paper. Provide all key
sections and key points as outlined in the assignment.