Essay on Informatics

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HIM 6667 Foundation in Management Information Systems
Week 7 Assignment

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Topic 1. (70 points)
This week’s topic studies the delivery of decision support (DDS) through “e-” applications. As we seen in a previous session, healthcare DDS are built to assist clinicians and/or administrators to carry out important decisions and improve patient satisfaction, profitability and reduce medical errors. DDS operate under the premise of providing the right information and knowledge for the right patient at the right time. Implementing a successful DDS encompasses all concepts we have discussed in previous sessions such as sponsorship, managing change, outsourcing, data standards, security and privacy.
For this week’s assignment and
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Justify your answers (10 points)
First generation DDS - Advantages Operational advantages | This case management system allowed for day-to-day activities to be conducted in a more efficient manner. The turnaround time increased which lead to a faster workflow. Reimbursements can be a time consuming task for personnel. This system facilitated the organization to spend less time/money on this particular aspect. | Managerial advantages | Implementing this system allowed for tasks to be expedited, leading to the better utilization of resources. This lead to an increase in profits and allowed for better allocation of personnel’s time on the clock. This system also enabled the organization to evaluate the effectiveness of employees and systems. | Strategic advantages | This system supported the organization in its attempts to address broad-scope issues. With less time needed to address reimbursements issues, personnel were better able to analyze the effectiveness of systems on a larger scale. |
1b. Use the table below to describe at least 3 disadvantages/limitations of the first generation DDS. Justify your answers (10 points)
First generation DDS - Limitations 1. | Individual hospitals had to run and mail reports to remote users, including the ZZZ administration. This added extra work and slowed turnaround times. | 2. | Turnaround time was three days for standard reports and one week for ad-hoc/customized reports. While this was an

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