Health IT Benefits and Risks Reflection [WLOs: 2, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum,
- Read Chapters 21, 22, 24, 25, and 27 of Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach.
- Analyze the Health IT standards discussed in Chapter 22 of your text.
Using the information below, respond to the discussion question provided to you by your instructor. Based on your Ashford University major of study (e.g.,+ Health Information Management, Nursing, Health Administration, Health and Human Services or Public Health) analyze benefits and risks associated with informatics systems and exchange of data in these settings. Specifically, analyze your response based on the Health IT standards discussed in Chapter 22 of your text. Evalute two of the most substantive risks involved in using these informatics systems based on the privacy and security standards discussed in Chapter 26 of your text. Reflect on the following information:
Society has high expectations of the benefits associated with the effective adoption of informatics systems. Professionals in all areas of health care and health and human services facilitate the effectiveness of these informatics systems by adopting and utilizing standards for the management of patient information in both their clinical and administrative practice. These standards relate to how information is both classified and documented in informatics systems. Reflect on the expected benefits of health informatics applications and the use of informatics standards to support the realization of these benefits.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 350 words. Utilize a minimum of three unique credible or scholarly sources (excluding the textbook or other course provided resources) cited in APA format, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Withing Your Paper (Links to an external site.) resource. Keep in mind that scholarly sources include peer reviewed articles and non-commercial websites. Review the Library’s Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) tip sheet for more information about sources. Multiple pages from the same scholarly website will be counted as one scholarly source.