I got a failing grade on this discussion post that the writer I requested wrote. My instructor would like to clarify some things that I can’t since I did not write it. So please read(its attached):
Sherpath for Health Informatics (Nelson Version), 2nd Edition (Review Data Translation and Patient Care)
Legal Issues, Federal Regulations, and Accreditation
International Efforts, Issues, and Innovations
Sherpath for Health Informatics (Nelson Version), 2nd Edition (Ethics, Privacy, and Regulatory Legislation)
The Engaged ePatient
Legal Issues, Federal Regulations, and Accreditation
Privacy and Security
Health Policy and Health Informatics
This is the original Instructions:
A major obstacle to the progress of eHealth is the lack of available healthcare workers (including nurses) trained in informatics and adequately prepared to work in this growing field, especially in less developed areas of the world. How many students in your class would be interested in working in one of these areas, either by providing direct care, by improving informatics infrastructure, or by training local nurses in these skills? What unique skill set would they need to accomplish these goals? How would obstacles such as global differences in terminology, interoperability, legal issues, and regulatory policies affect their work? How might these challenges be overcome?
the post that was written for me by the requested writer:
Improving health informatics
Health informatics is the information systems in health care that applies technology in analyzing and organizing health records. The purpose of health informatics is to improve health care provision and outcomes. However, most health care institutions face the challenge of lacking proper health informatics systems. Therefore, there are various initiatives proposed that will help in the improvement of all the health care information systems. The proposal is to increase the number of health informatics personnel in all the health institutions.
The total number of classmates interested in working in the health information systems is twenty, implying that it is the number out of our whole class population of thirty. From this, there is a clear indication that the highest number of health students want to participate in improving the health information systems. Out of the twenty, five of them want to participate in the provision of direct care to patients through working as health informatics officers; eight wish to participate in the training of local nurses in information skills. The remaining seven students want to participate in improving the health information systems using advanced technological skills significantly. The unique expertise that all these students need to have for them to accomplish their goals is general knowledge about informatics work (Darvish et al., 2016). However, their work might end up being affected because of some general healthcare obstacles such as legal issues, regulatory policies, and different interpretations of informatics terminologies. This is because some workers do not want to only focus on offering help in their country but also in the entire world.
According to Nelson & Stagger (208), the health care informatics sector is vital to all health care institutions. However, for its effectiveness, there should be the availability of resources, devices, and delivery skills. The future of health informatics systems is likely to be better in the future than how it is now.
Farrugia, A., Attard, S., Al-Jumaily, M., Buttigieg, S. C., Cassar, V., & Ghuname, A. (2016). Identifying Preferences and Developing an Interactive Data Model and Assessment for an Intelligent Mobile Application to Manage Young Patients Diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. Applied Computing in Medicine and Health, 9, 183–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-803468-2.00009-6
Nelson, R., & Staggers, N. (2018). Health informatics: An interprofessional approach (2nd ed.). Elsevier.
Below is the feedback from my instructor and new instructions:
I enjoyed reading through your post and think you did well in making some claims and explaining your ideas. I liked the points you made, and enjoyed reading the details you offered about what health informatics is.
I am a bit confused about a few things, however. In the part for the first question, we asked how many of your classmates would be interested in working in these areas– undeveloped areas, in direct patient care or improving informatics infrastructure or instruction. You gave a number of 20 that were interested from a class of 30. Can you tell me where these numbers came from? You went on from there to give exact numbers of who wanted to do what and where. While I appreciate the detail, it does not match what I am hearing from them in their own posts. How did you receive this information? Would you be interested?
For question 2, we asked what unique skills someone who went to work in the undeveloped areas would be. You listed that they would need to have a general knowledge of informatics work. I agree with you, but what exactly is that? When I think of general, I think of basic; is this also your understanding? If not, what else would you add? If we were speaking of someone who was working in direct patient care, how would this change?
Question 3 asked about how the obstacles that one would/could face in these areas would impact how the goals were accomplished. You listed the same ones we did, but did not really tell me how the work will be impacted. So, assuming that the overall goal is to deliver excellent patient care and we need informatics to do that, and we are being faced with those obstacles, how is the work going to be accomplished? Will there be an impact to our ability to meet our goals? What things will we need to be aware of because they represent negative outcomes?
Question 4 asked about how you would address or overcome those challenges. I agree with you that our deliver will be better in the future than now, but how do you believe one should address those obstacles or challenges (such as differences in terminology, interoperability, legal issues, or regulatory policies) that are affecting the ability to move forward? What steps need to be taken? How should those issues be addressed so they are less of an obstacle and more of an opportunity to grow?
The other thing I am struggling with is in your references. You have Darvish et al listed in your text, but is not included in your reference list. You have Farrugia et al listed in your reference list but not in-text. I am not sure which one to look at, but I am unable to find access to the article in your reference list (can only see the abstract) and do not know where to start for the in-text citation
I really enjoyed reading through your initial post and your replies. Both made me think about the questions we were asking and I appreciate when that happens. I liked the detail you provided here in your answer to the 1st question and found myself thinking, if we had this type of numbers who were interested in moving forward with a career in informatics or helping in undeveloped areas, we may find that we are moving in an excellent direction overall in medicine.
I put many comments and questions above. There is remediation needed for this assignment, so please review those comments and questions before coming in and completing the following assignments.
1. Answer the questions I asked within the rubric for your initial reply.
2. Correct the citations and references.