HSM330 Health Services Information


HSM330 Health Services Information
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HSM330 Health Services Information

HSM330 Health Services Information

A+ Entire Course: Application Paper Week 2, 5, 6 | Course Project Week 3, 7 | Midterm Exam | Discussions Week 1-7 | Final Exam

Application Paper Week 2


This longer written project is designed to give you the opportunity to select an electronic health record, identifying and discussing its key features. As part of this project, you will research your chosen software’s functions and how it works. The paper should critically analyze your findings. Specifically, the paper should offer the following information and address these issues:

Name of the product

Uses of the product

Integration to other information systems

User friendliness of data entry and data retrieval

Benefits of this particular software over similar types of software

The implementation process you would use to implement the EHR

Other issues as identified by instructor

Topic:  Profile a health information exchange organization. Conduct a search of the Internet, consult professional journals or interview a professional in the field. Research the status of health information exchange implementation in your state. Connect your findings to course objectives.

Preview: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Health information exchange (HIE) pertains to the ability of various health care practitioners and movers to access vital clinical information in different healthcare information systems while maintaining the integrity of the information being exchanged. The goal of the HIE is “to facilitate access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safe, more timely, efficient, effective, equitable, patient-centered care” (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2014). The acronym HIE may…

Course Project Outline Week 3 


Course Project Outline is due this week.

A content outline for your paper is due by Week 3, indicating how you plan to address the above criteria, and the primary sources of information you will use. (required)

  • Submit a 1 to 2 page outline with the researched references you will be using to write the Course Project.


Purpose: To define what an electronic health record is and specify an actual solutions package that best represents an effective and efficient electronic health record, including its key features and software functions…..

EHR Application Week 5 


Topic: Research electronic health record functionality standards or certification. Write a paper describing how you would incorporate your findings into the EHR selection and decision-making process. Sources include the HL7 EHR Functional Model, ONC certification criteria and other organizations offering EHR certification.


Hospitals, doctors, and other clinicians who treat patients under the Medicare and Medicaid programs can earn additional payments from the government if they adopt a system of using electronic health records (EHRs) in a meaningful way.  This means…

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Application Paper Week 6 

University of Missouri Health Care: HIMSS Davies Awards Winner


Topic: Research the HIMSS Davies Award winners. Review the case study for one of them. Compare their experience with the learning from this course.


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a non-profit organization that aims to develop and improve the quality and safety of services offered within the healthcare industry through cost-effective measures.  With this intent, the hope is that…

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The Allscripts Healthcare Solutions – Course Project Week 7 



Research your chosen software’s functions and how it works, and critically analyze your findings.


Specifically, the paper should offer the following information and address these issues:

  • Name of the product
  • Uses of the product
  • Integration with other information systems
  • User friendliness of data entry and data retrieval
  • Benefits of this particular software over similar types of software
  • The implementation process you would use to implement the EHR
  • Critically analyze your findings

Other Content Suggestions:

  • Terminology
  • Philosophical views of the EHR
  • Advantages
    • Reduction of cost
    • Improved quality of care
    • Promote evidence-based medicine
    • Record keeping and mobility
  • Disadvantages
    • Costs
    • Time
  • Governance, privacy, and legal issues
    • Privacy concerns
    • Legal issues
      • Liability
      • Legal interoperability
    • Regulatory compliance
  • Technical Issues
    • Standards
      • Open specifications
      • Customization
    • Long-term preservation and storage of records
    • Synchronization of records
  • E-health and tele-radiology

Other Guidelines:

  • Papers must be 12–15 pages in length, (this would be roughly one page per area included in the report), 12-point font, double-spaced, including a cover page, table of contents, introduction, and body of the report, summary or conclusion, and works cited.
  • Even though this is not a scientific writing assignment and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least six authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page, titled Works Cited.
  • Appropriate citations are required.
  • All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.
  • Papers are due during Week 7 of this course.
  • Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q&A Discussion topic.
  • This paper is worth 200 total points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar and sentence structure.


The name of the software you’ve chosen as the course project topic must be submitted in Week 1. (required)

A content outline for your paper is due by Week 3, indicating how you plan to address the above criteria, and the primary sources of information you will use. (required)

Feedback on your topic selection and project outline will be provided by the instructor.

The completed project is due by the end of Week 7. (required)

Grading Rubrics

Topic-due week 13015Week 1 topic due
Outline- due week 35025Week 3 outline, table of contents, references
Documentation and Formatting10512-point type, 2-line spacing
Organization and Cohesiveness105Structure, title page, table of contents, introduction, correct paragraphs, headings, flow, conclusion, reference page
Editing2010Spelling, grammar, format, APA standards, use of citations in body of the paper for all wording that is not your original thought
Content8040Sufficient topics so that the reader knows you have researched and analyzed the content of the paper
Total200100A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

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Best Practices

The following are best practices in preparing this paper.

    • Cover Page: Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.
    • Table of Contents: List the main ideas and section of your paper and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be included separately.
    • Introduction: Use a header on your paper. This will indicate that you are introducing your paper.

The purpose of an introduction or opening:

      1. Introduce the subject and why it is important.
      2. Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
      3. Establish the tone of the document.

Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)

  • Body of Your Report—Use a header titled with the name of your project. Example: “The Development of Hotel X: A World Class Resort.” Then proceed to break out the main ideas. State the main ideas, state major points in each idea, and provide evidence. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division like separate sections that are labeled; separate group of paragraphs; or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.
  • Summary and Conclusion—Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the topic.
  • Work Cited—Use the citation format as specified in the Syllabus.

Additional hints on preparing the best possible project.

  1. Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete.
  2. Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.
  3. Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
  4. Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your report. You could use example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts.


Electronic health records, or EHRs, are digital versions of a patient’s hospital and medical records.  They contain specific information pertaining a patient’s medical history, including laboratory results, diagnoses, and medication, among others.  These secure information are shared among other EHRs, thus, are updated on real-time, making data…

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Midterm Exam 


(TCO 1) Which statement best describes the acronym EHR? (Points : 10)

Chosen by the IOM, carried forward by HL7 and CCHIT; most comprehensive term

Used to describe systems based on document imaging or systems implemented in physicians’ offices
A standalone system that analyzes a large volume of aggregated data

Coined by the IOM; designed to support users by providing accessibility to complete links to medical knowledge and other aids

(TCO 2) Which statement listed below is incorrect? (Points : 10)

Comprehensive EHRs enable full generation of a printable chart negating need for EDMS

EDMS implementations require process improvement and change management

Hybrid record issues largely can be overcome by EDMS

Paper and other digital documents can be accommodated in an ED/CM system

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(TCO 3) EDMS would enable which of the following change to occur in an HIM department: (Points : 10)

Change record retention schedule to one year

Eliminate transcription

Reduce coding errors

Shift release of information to point of service

(TCO 4) Which law called for the standards to support e-prescribing?. (Points : 10)

HIPAA (1996)

TEFRA (1982)

MMA (2003)

There is no law but several state statutes cover this.
(TCO 5) Who is most responsible for ensuring physician adoption of an EHR in a hospital? (Points : 10)

EHR project manager

Executive leadership


Physician champion

(TCO 6) What is the primary difference between a closed and an open system? (Points : 10)

Closed systems are designed for use in secure environments whereas the open system can operate in any environment

Closed systems do not interact with the environment while open systems are influenced by the environment.

A closed system is for internal use only while the open system works with the Internet.

A closed system costs money whereas the open system is free.

(TCO 7) An EHR is more like a program than a project because the EHR: (Points : 10)

Has a high cost

Has no clear beginning and end

Represents a change

Requires great attention to detail

(TCO 1) As discussed in the textbook, describe some of the consumer awareness and perceptions of the EHR? (Points : 20)


In this case, the term “consumers” pertains to both healthcare consumers and clinicians who will be using the EHR systems. Initially, there was hesitation on the veracity of EHR systems primarily because of…

(TCO 2) Not every vendor that supports HIS has developed a repository structure that is sufficiently robust to integrate both discrete data and images. What alternatives do hospitals have in this situation? Please Explain? (Points : 20)


In this case, use of a presentation layer will prove to be a useful tool for hospitals. A presentation layer is “software that provides screen layout, data capture, and retrieval functionality, and operates on the…

(TCO 3) What is a template-based entry? Describe the pros and cons of a template-based entry? (Points : 20)


Template-based entry is a combination of “free text and structured data entry” (p. 397) because on the clinician’s part, before he or she..

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(TCO 4) Describe the following abbreviations: EDMS, RFID, HL7? (Points : 20)



Electronic document management systems, or EDMS, is a software system that is used to…

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Discussions Week 1-7 All Students Posts – 422 Pages 


The Evolution of EHRs and HER Adoption Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 67 Pages 


The Evolution of EHRs – 36 Pages 


Discuss the landmark contributions made in the development of the EHR. What does “accessibility” mean in the context of healthcare IT systems, NOT access to healthcare services? Have the barriers to the EHR been resolved?  Is the VA still using Vista? Explain why it is important to distinguish between installation versus adoption of EHR systems?…

HER Adoption – 31 Pages 


Discuss the common mistakes found in gaining clinician acceptance of change brought about by an EHR. Suggest strategy to gain clinician acceptance.  How do you think your clinicians will react to the implementation of the EHR? ONC has been doing a pretty good job with certifications.  Should all EHR software be…

From Data to Decisions Using Electronic Health Records and EHR Applications and HIEs Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts 74 Pages 


From Data to Decisions Using Electronic Health Records – 38 Pages 


Identify and describe the technology options, issues, and functionality associated with an EDMS. What’s EDMS?  Is an EDMS always a part of the EHR package?  Explain the life cycle of a document?  Could a hospital’s medical records department scan all their charts via an EDMS and keep them digitally? If I want to get rid of all my paper charts, I can scan them into the EDMS and save them indefinitely?  Could you then destroy the paper charts?  What’s a Clinical Decision Support?  How does it work with the EHR?… 

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EHR Applications and HIEs – 36 Pages 


Let’s see what we can do here with EHRfunctionality.  Ambulatorycare: 
Here’s what’s needed for functionality:  

Why conduct workflow analysis?  If the workflow analysis produces a mixed review, what would be the next step?  How are you going to prove functionality?  How does its significance affect EHR functionality in an ambulatory setting? Can patients refuse to allow their data used in an HIE?  what are the components of a HIE?

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The Strategic Planning Process and EHR Project Management Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 62 Pages


The Strategic Planning Process – 35 Pages 


Explain and describe various strategic planning models and how they may apply in different settings. Would you say the Sigma Six training helps you achieve your goals? What are some of the limitations of the SWOT analysis? When would a facility use the organic approach? Could a facility use alignment for the implementation of an EHR?….

If there were not any incentives, do you think we would have EHRs today?

There are five strategic planning models that can be applied in various settings.  Basic, issue based, organic, alignment, and scenario.  Basic is often used within small facilities and requires little planning and maintenance.  Issue based strategic planning is designed for organizations that are established and may need an update.  The alignment model is a good option when working with an organization that is not working at an optimal level.  Organic models are used when the organizations views and missions…

EHR Project Management – 27 Pages 


Identify and describe the critical success factors for EHR planning and explain how they impact construction of a migration path. What is a benefits realization? Why are EHRs so expensive? What is work standardization? What is the planning horizon?…

How long should a practice prepare for an implementation?  explain the “right culture”?  Is any EHR truly safe from hackers?

Let’s close the week with this article on the security breaches of 2013.  What are your thoughts?  Could they have been avoided?  What needs to be done? 

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  1. Workflow Definition – In order to get the best out of an EHR installation a practice must have ALL its processes identified and documented with clarity. These process logical flow diagrams must also identify all data that transfer from one process to the other as well as from step to step within a process. The better the definition of workflow, easier will be the EHR implementation.
    2. Work Standardization – It is not uncommon to find different physicians within the same practice use a “slightly” different version of the same process. This may be due to physicians’ preferences or bias towards…

IS Systems Theory and Needs Assessment – 31 Pages 


IS Systems Theory and Needs Assessment Discussions 1 Week 4 All Posts 31 Pages 


Define the concept of information theory and discuss why it is important to the design of an EHR. Do you think the EHR or other factors have reduced the repetitive testing? Do you think that cloud computing will eventually become a way of life? Security in the cloud still remains questionable. If we cannot control hackers from gaining entry to our systems, how will it be any different in the cloud?  Why is EHR adoption so important?…

Healthcare Process Assessment and Functional Needs Assessment – 24 Pages 


Identify the importance and scope of process assessment and the possible repercussions if there were no process assessment.  Can you explain Gap analysis?  What would the closure be after a year after EHR implementation? How do you perform a cost benefit justification? How does one know they are on track with their goals and objectives?  What tools do we have to check this?…

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Data Infrastructure Assessment and Information Technology and Systems Infrastructure Assessment Discussions Week 5 All Students Posts 64 Pages 


Data Infrastructure Assessment – 34 Pages 


Describe all the steps in the system development life cycle.  Can you test for feasibility? Is there any protocol? Which method would you use to implement and EHR: by department or big bang? Why? How and what needs to be maintained in after an EHR implementation? What is a crash data depository?  What is the significance of patient portals?  Do you see them as a benefit or a hindrance?

According to our reading the system development life cycle is comprised of planning, selection, acquisition, installation, testing, training, and implementation, to ongoing maintenance, upgrading, and enhancements.  The first is planning and then selection, which the project is determined and the requirements to produce it are established.   Once the selection is made…

Information Technology and Systems Infrastructure Assessment – 30 Pages 


Understand the difference between the terms confidentiality, privacy, and security when referring to data in a healthcare setting. EHRs are hacked and vital patient data is stolen. So how is it any different than paper? how should HIPAA violations such as patient data breaches be handled? Do you think it is fair to tell patients 3 or 4 months after the breach? what security measures should be taken to insure patient data safety?

What is the difference between confidentiality, privacy and security when it comes to HER? What is the patient bill of rights and what does it insure?  has there ever been any newsworthy cases of patient rights being violated?  What is role based access control?

The terms confidentiality, privacy, and security are especially important when you are referring to patient’s treatment and medical records. Confidentiality is an important aspect in the medical field because one of the ways it pertains is the healthcare team ensuring they keep…

EHR Selection and Contract Negotiation and EHR System Implementation and Ongoing Maintenance Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 50 Pages 


EHR Selection and Contract Negotiation – 27 Pages


Why is it important to plan in advance of starting an EHR vendor selection process? Please list and discuss the reasons…

Watch the following videos and let me know your thoughts.

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It is important to plan in advance of starting an EHR because there are several elements that go into making it successful and just right for the company who is purchasing.  First the needs have to be determined and goals must be set.  In order to establish this research and investigation must be done.  Among the many choices, a vendor must meet the functionalities of the system you are in search of and also ensure privacy and security.  Before making a selection…

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EHR System Implementation and Ongoing Maintenance – 23 Pages 


Describe the importance of project planning and management in planning the implementation of an EHR. What is an EHR steering committee and what do they do?….

Class, you’ve done a great job with this topic.  Please watch the two videos.  In one word, please tell me about the EHR project management and then tell me why you selected that word.

The implementation of an EHR system requires a project management team with leadership skills, management ability, patience, and vision.  The team must realize that the implementation of a health IT system is a large, multifaceted project that will not always go as planned.  The ability to deal with frustration constructively and seek opportunities in the face of adversity is a definite asset. The importance of good communication skills cannot be overemphasized.  Both verbal and written communication skills among team members and with the administration are essential for ensuring that a project is well managed and organized.  Once the project has…

EHR Benefits and Personal Health Records Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 50 Pages


EHR Benefits – 27 Pages 


Describe what data should be collected for conducting impact analyses. What are impact analyses?  What kind of data should we be collected?  Why? What is interviewer’s bias? What criteria would you use to evaluate the new EHR? Identify and describe the risks in conducting financial impact analysis for EHR….

Impact analysis (IA) is identifying the potential consequences of a change, or estimating what needs to be modified to accomplish a change, and they focus on IA in terms of scoping changes within the details of a design. There are 5 phases to impact analysis, they are project initiation, information acquisition, information analysis, findings documentation and report presentation to senior management. The project team should be composed of employees with appropriate skills and knowledge, third-party staff or a combination of both. Next, a detailed project schedule is…

Personal Health Records – 23 Pages 


What are the various challenges offered by or perceived to exist in PHRs? Suggest strategies for overcoming those challenges. What is all the fuss over PHIs and being safe and secure? Although many EHRs tote that they are secure, are they really ready for a breach and its consequences? Lab results can be sent to your mobile phone. How secure is that?…

Everyone is concerned about privacy and security. Although many EHRs tote that they are secure, are they really ready for a breach and its consequences?  Since the PHR is subjective, how accurate do you think it is? Should a physician use it?  If this is self-information, how many people know lab results?  Lab results can be sent to your mobile phone. How secure is that?  Do we need a PHR? Can’t you just put the information in a file and save it to a USB drive?…

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Final Exam


(TCO 1) A health record that maintains information throughout the lifespan of the patient, ideally from birth to death, is known as a (Points : 10)

problem-oriented health record.

patient-centric record.

longitudinal health record.

integrated health record.

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(TCO 2) EDMS would enable which of the following change to occur in an HIM department? (Points : 10)

Change record retention schedule to one year.

Eliminate transcription.

Reduce coding errors.

Shift release of information to point of service.

(TCO 3) How are data acted upon in an EHR? (Points : 10)

Clinicians access each application to enter or retrieve necessary information.

Data captured go into a repository and are processed there.

Interface engine supports exchange of data across disparate applications.

Workflow engines move data to where they are needed.

(TCO 4) What is the legal precedent created by judges wherein they can interpret either statutory law or previous judicial proceedings? (Points : 10)


Constitutional law

State law

Case law

(TCO 5) Which of the following forms of communication may be most important for an EHR project manager? (Points : 10)





(TCO 6) A system is comprised of inputs, outputs, processes, and (Points : 10)





(TCO 7) Which of the following does a project manager NOT need to know how to do? (Points : 10)


Manage scope

Mitigate risk

Use the EHR

(TCO 8) The party which funds the PHR relates to which of the Connecting for Health dimensions? (Points : 10)

Business model

Data source



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(TCO 1) Is a paperless record achieved through EDMS the same as an integrated EHR, as envisioned by the IOM and supported by functional criteria from CCHIT? Explain why or why not. (Points : 20)


EDMS stands for electronic data management system, a system that allows the digitization of…

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(TCO 2) Describe how bridge technologies fit into the overall EHR migration path. (Points : 20)


Bridge technologies fit well into the overall EHR migration path because these are…

(TCO 3) What is a template-based entry? Describe the pros and cons of a template-based entry. (Points : 20)


Template-based entry pertains to predefined templates already stored in the….

(TCO 4) As discussed in the literature, what has the IOM been known for as it relates to the EHR in healthcare? Describe three of their contributions? (Points : 20)


The Institute of Medicine or IOM was chartered by the National Academy of Sciences to….

(TCO 1) Electronic Health Records (EHR) hold great promise, yet there are still challenges to their adoption. Provide several examples of the nature of these challenges to the adoption of EHRs. (Points : 30)


While the electronic health record system is a great revolutionary idea in the health care…

(TCO 6) Explain and describe the meaning of data sources and data uses as they pertain to healthcare and the EHR. Please provide examples of each. Address the data-information-knowledge continuum. (Points : 30)


Data sources pertain to where the source of data is coming from. In the case of patient…

(TCO 8) What is the importance of vocabulary standards, language, terminology, nomenclature, and the interrelationships among healthcare language components? Describe each of them. (Points : 30)


In healthcare, especially in EHRs, it is important to define standards on how to…

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