HI 300: Information Technology and Systems for Healthcare

HI 300: Information Technology and Systems for Healthcare


Unit 4 Seminar

Tonight’s Agenda

Questions from Unit 2 graded assignments

Reminders about academic writing & plagiarism

Week 4 Assignment Review


Discussion Board Example

Investigate clinical decision support applications and provide a summary of at least two of the applications that you find. Please provide facts about each of the applications and answer the following questions:

What does the application do?

How does the application help the user?

VisualDx is a unique clinical decision support system that delivers diagnostic answers where and when physicians need them.



Scenario: Imagine that you are the Director of Health Information for a large hospital. As Director, you sit on various institution-wide committees which govern the organization’s policies. You have seen issues arise that cause you to propose changes in policies, procedures and operations across the hospital. Therefore, you have decided to create a proposal to the CEO and Board of Directors, which you will develop in collaboration with committee teams.

Unit 4 Assignment Breakdown

Task #1: Evaluate, implement and manage electronic applications/systems for clinical classification and coding.

Select two (2) applications/systems for clinical classification and coding (e.g., encoders, computer assisted coding (CAC), etc.) and

Appraise each vendor in terms of:

capacity to evaluate quality coding practices;

possible implementation considerations/issues; and

systems management challenges and training needs

Provide support for one (1) system that you find as the “best option“

explain why this is the best option.

Task #2: Evaluate the accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.

Consider the principles and applications of classification systems (e.g., ICD-10, HCPCS) and medical record auditing used within a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program. Appraise the value and challenges of a quality CDI program by:

defending the need for ongoing CDI program support; and

critique at least three (3) challenges in the CDI process.

Make connections between auditing, accurate diagnostic and procedural coding with classification systems, and CDI programs

Your executive summary should reflect upon the need for CDI and best practices for ensuring compliance.

Task #3: Advocate information operability and information exchange.

Critique one (1) interoperability issue that is possible within the health information exchange (HIE) (e.g., patient identity matching).

Appraise at least three (3) best practices that address the issue.



Task #4: Evaluate health information systems and data storage design.

Evaluate at least three (3) health information systems (HIS)

select the best health information system

why, explain with rationale

Evaluate at least three (3) data storage designs (e.g., onsite, cloud)

select the best data storage design for disaster recovery purposes

why, explain with rationale

Task #5: Manage clinical indices/databases/registries.

Evaluate three (3) managerial challenges (as hospital’s Director of Health Information) related to:

clinical indices, databases, and registries

Recommend three (3) best practices or policies related to:

management of secondary data sources

Brainstorming – Task #5

Understanding the difference b/t primary and secondary data sources.

Maintaining security and confidentiality

Need to ensuring data quality

Need for clinical documentation (CDI) program

Need for interoperability

Need for compliance with laws, regulations, and accreditation standards.

Need for audit processes

Video Tip #1: Video about Patient Registries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3ZPZ0EKVCE



Task #6: Evaluate data from varying sources to create meaningful presentations.

With respect to data warehousing, appraise at least two (2) approaches in data warehouse design that supports:

quality data management from varying sources;

processing/storage of data throughout the warehouse model;

meaningful output into the presentation layer

Summarize your recommendations in the executive summary.

Chapter 4


Brainstorming – Task #6

Top-down, Bottom-Up and Hybrid

Cost, data quality, data marts, data mining

Give a summary of the 2 you choose

Tip #1: Data warehouse design approaches

Tip #2: Data warehouse Overview presentation



Unit 4 Assignments