Computer and Information Systems in Healthcare

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.