How can the health information technologies be used for improving patient participation?
Health Information Technology and Patient-Centered Care
Review the contents from Module 5-8. Submit a final paper to analyze how health information systems can improve patient-centered care. Relate the topics to your own experiences. Use at least 3 additional academic references. Your paper should be at least 1000 words, using APA style formatting. Include the following topics in your paper.
How can the health information technologies (e.g., CPOE, telehealth, and telemedicine) be used for improving patient participation and promoting patient empowerment?
How can these technologies be applied for reducing medical errors and adverse events, and promoting personalized medicine?
What are the barriers and challenges of implementing these technologies? What are the strategies to overcome these barriers and meet the challenges?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.