In this author’s opinion, understanding health informatics is fundamental to most clinical practice settings today. The concept of data/information/knowledge is how health informatics contributes to health care delivery and facilitates the focus on the engagement of patients in their health care.
1. Group Etiquette – Your small group will work together throughout the semester, just like in the real world. Instructors moderate the group work and will support the process. If needed, the instructors can intervene to promote optimal group experience. Please use as a guide, the attachment on group etiquette .
2. Reference Management – Managing your references using a “Reference Citation Manager” is an option for this assignment but will be required
Please introduce yourself to your small group members by replying to this Discussion. Best to copy and paste these questions into your own response. See this example group discussion board as a guide.
1. What is your academic background?
2. What is your clinical/informatics background or what will be your clinical/informatics background?
3. What is an interesting fun fact about yourself?
• Hoyt (2018) Ch 1: Overview of Health Informatics
• Hoyt (2018) Ch 2: Healthcare Data, Information, and Knowledge
• Oldenburg (2013), click here for Ch 1: Digital Patient Engagement
By Wednesday at 11:59 PM, after the assigned reading, please address the following questions:
1. In general, how does informatics apply to your area of practice or potential future area of practice?
2. How does the conversion of data to information to knowledge apply to your area of practice or potential future practice?
3. How important is the role of the “digital patient engagement” in accomplishing long term use of optimum healthcare delivery improvement?
Consider a) conducting write-up in a Word document then paste into the discussion board window, b) at least one APA in-paragraph citation per paragraph, c) precede each answer with a copied version of the question so reader knows exactly to what you are responding and d) full reference(s) in alphabetical order by first author last name at the end of the write-up.
Consider these APA formatted references as a guide for a chapter in a book:
Bernstram, E. V., Johnson, T. R., & Cohen, T. (2018). Chapter 2: Healthcare data, information, and knowledge. In R. E. Hoyt, & W. R. Hersh (Eds.), Health informatics: Practical guide (7th ed., pp. 29-46). Lexington, KY: Informatics Education Lulu.com.
Hoyt, R. E., Bernstam, E. V., &Hersh, W. R. (2018). Chapter 1: Overview of health informatics. In R. E. Hoyt, & W. R. Hersh (Eds.), Health informatics: Practical guide (7th ed., pp. 1-27). Lexington, KY: Informatics Education Lulu.com.
Oldenburg, J. (2013). Chapter 1: Transforming healthcare through digital patient engagement. In J. Oldenburg (Ed.), Engage!: Transforming healthcare through digital patient engagement (1st ed., pp. 1-8). Chicago, IL: HIMSS.
• 25 Accurate response to the questions
• 25 Grammar and clarity of writing
• 25 Appropriate use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style format
• 25 By Sunday at 11:59 PM, provide two follow-up responses to two of your colleagues where you agree, reply to colleagues in a courteous, professional manner in one of three ways:
o affirmative/agree and why,
o agree but provide additional content/views,
o provide an alternative view and content.
HIMSS TIGER Committee Informatics Definitions provides numerous examples of informaticist roles.