GRADING RUBRIC AND FORMAT MUST BE FOLLOWED

Write an article (3-5 pages) for submission to the Journal of AHIMA on EHR standards. Incorporate information on data standard integration strategies and the importance of data modeling and data dictionaries.

EHR Go

Complete these specific EHR Go activities before beginning Assessment 3. You will be incorporating information from these activities into your assessment:

  • Many different types of EHR standards exist, including those related to technology, documentation, and content, as well as privacy and security. This activity focuses on documentation standards in an EHR.
  • This activity is an introduction to privacy, security, and confidentiality in the EHR.
Case Studies

For Assessment 3, select a different case study than you selected for Assessments 1 and 2. This time, choose a case study that allows you to focus on standards for EHR data and technology along with the organizations that set these standards. Analyze your selected case study and then incorporate appropriate elements into your assessment. Remember: Choosing a case study that allows you to meet the assessment’s scoring guide criteria is your responsibility.

  • HealthIT.gov. (n.d.). Case studies. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/case-studies
    • At this link, you will find EHR implementation stories from providers around the country. In addition, case studies from specific categories, such as meaningful use and health information exchange, are provided. On the left hand side of the screen, be sure to click the + sign to open the list of case studies.
  • Michigan State Medical Society. (n.d.). EMR in physician practices: A summary of 14 case studies to guide Michigan physicians [PDF]. Retrieved from https://www.msms.org/Portals/0/Documents/MSMS/Reso…
    • These studies fill a gap in research by providing physicians with examples of adoption by practices of various sizes and settings.
    Introduction (1 to 2 paragraphs)
    • How will you capture your reader’s attention so that they read your entire article to the end?
      • Consider a compelling scenario or problem, such as the one that appears in the introduction to this assessment. Other possibilities include startling statistics, a thought-provoking question, et cetera. Use your imagination.
      • Be sure to tailor the title of your introduction for your specific article.
    EHR Standards and Standards Development Organizations (1/2 page)
    • What are the some of the standards governing EHR systems?
    • Which standards development organizations (SDOs) set these standards?
    • What is one specific vocabulary standard addressed in the case study you selected?
    • What issues, if any, arose related to implementing the vocabulary standard you selected?
    • What improvements would you recommend to resolve any issues that arose?
    • What is one specific classification standard addressed in the case study you selected?
    • What issues, if any, arose related to implementing the classification standard you selected?
    • What improvements would you recommend to resolve any issues that arose?
    Types of Data vs. Data Formats vs. Data Reporting Requirements (1/2 page)
    • How would you define types of data, data formats, and data requirements?
    • How are these similar to each other?
    • How are they different?
    • Note: Be sure to use examples from your case study, your experience in the workplace or in this course, or from your research to illustrate these similarities and differences.
    Purpose of Data Modeling and Data Dictionaries (1 to 1 1/2 pages)
    • What is the purpose of data modeling and data dictionaries?
    • How did the case study you selected address: data architecture, databases, data warehouses, data modeling, data dictionaries, and metadata?
    • Why are data usability and quality important?
    • What are the consequences of data that can’t be used and poor quality data?
      • Include examples from your case study, your experience in the workplace or in this course, and from your independent research.
    • Why are consistency and design important?
    • What are the ramifications of poor consistency and poor design?
      • As before use examples to illustrate your points.
    Data Standard Integration Strategies Among Applications (1/2 to 1 pages)
    • What data standard integration strategies were employed in your case study, in your experience in this course or in the workplace, or in your independent research?
    • Which strategies were most effective? Why were they effective?
    • Which strategies were not as effective? Why weren’t they effective?
    • What are the two or three most effective data standard integration strategies you would recommend based on your experience and research?
    Conclusion (1 paragraph)
    • What are the two or three most important takeaways that you want readers to have as a result of reading your article?
    • What do health care organizations need to be thinking about in the future in terms of EHR data standards?

    Resources: Standards

 
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