In this writing assignment, you will describe computer and information systems in healthcare.
Step 1 Think about your own experience with computer and information systems in healthcare. This may be a current employer, past employer, or clinical site.
Step 2 Analyze information systems in your workplace and write a two-page paper in which you address the following questions:
- What does your unit use healthcare informatics for?
- Specifically, what type of data, information, and knowledge does your unit obtain through the use of healthcare informatics?
- What type of hardware does your unit use?
- What types of software does your unit use?
- Does the facility have an intranet? If so, what is it used for?
- In what ways does your unit use electronic documentation? If you currently do not use electronic documentation, describe your unit’s future plans for implementing electronic documentation.
- What type of standardized terminology do you use in your practice?
Cite any sources in APA format.