Health Information Technology Current Event Essay
The objective of this current event is to explore health information technology and HIT management and its impact on healthcare delivery. It is important to be current with regard to new and ongoing discussions of how sectors of the US healthcare systems are impacted by HIT and the economic forces that govern the delivery of care. Engaging and keeping up-to-date with the shifting and changing world of health administration develops a pattern of leadership that will be important in the future.
The Current Event could relate to the chapters currently being assigned that week
and not be more than four months old. However, all relevant and interesting articles can be posted.Format for the posting of the current event:
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Title of the current event: news story; article in a journal or newspaper; blog (Full citation including URL of source)
synopsis: Summary of what the subject of the current event is about and what are the major points of the story.
Discussion (Critical Thinking):Your evaluation of the subject of the current event and its importance to healthcare delivery in the US (or international if appropriate) or the importance to health administrators. Do you think the current event was well documented and did the author/source present a good argument for the importance of the story?
Question for Discussion: At the end of the current event you are to ask the class no more than two questions that are intended to encourage discussion.
Resources to complete the assignment:
Professional journals/major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal
The grade for the lead on the Current Event will be based on the criteria below: Appropriateness of the current event, Followed the specific format of the current event, relevance of current event to healthcare delivery/Health Information Technology.