Health Care Informatics - Assignment 1: Analysis Essay

Instructor: Karen Schweitzer
If you have a Study.com College Accelerator membership and are seeking college credit for this course, you must submit a paper and pass the proctored final exam. You must submit your paper before registering for the final. Below you will find prompts and instructions for submitting your paper.

About This Assignment

In this course, you learned about the history of healthcare informatics and its impact on the healthcare industry. This assignment will offer you the opportunity to research recent healthcare trends and evaluate their effect on healthcare informatics. After conducting the required research, write an 800 to 1,000-word paper describing a current news issue. Use the following prompts to guide your explanation of how the issue affects healthcare informatics.

  • How does the issue impact healthcare informatics?
  • Will this issue have a long-term effect?
  • Will this effect be positive or negative? Why?

Formatting & Sources

Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor's name).

  • Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
  • Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)

If you're unsure about how to use APA format for your paper and sources, please see the following lessons:

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