Assignment: Health Informatics Practicum
Assignment: Health Informatics Practicum
Week 8 discussion
Reflect on your first session of the health informatics practicum. What have you learned thus far in the field? What have you not had the opportunity to apply yet from your previously learned coursework that you may still want experience with during the next session? Give specific examples.
Week 3 discussion
Prepare a list of ten pertinent questions that you plan to ask your preceptor throughout your practicum experience to gain more knowledge about the specific role of an informaticist. Share your questions along with a rationale about why you feel these particular questions are important.
Week 1 discussion
At this point, you have selected a facility and preceptor for this practicum. Describe your current knowledge of the facility you have chosen and the reasoning behind your choice. What did you learn about the types of informatics activities/projects the facility has going on right now? What are some broad learning objectives that you have identified during your first week with your preceptor that you should think about for your learning contract next week? What else do you need to know about your site?
Week 2 Problem Identification, Research Questions, and Description
This week, submit a 1–2 page problem identification and description of the project you have chosen for your culminating project that includes:
A cover page
A title and abstract: 150–200 words describing the project
A problem statement, problem identification, or purpose of the project: Provide a concise statement of the problem, need, or questions being investigated. Give a clear and explicit statement of the problem, including the target population and background information relative to the specific problem. Include 1–2 research questions that you will explore within your research.
A preliminary review of the literature: List, reference, and summarize 3–4 peer-reviewed sources that support your identified project and the need for change, the issue at hand, or the need for further research. Be sure that the data supports the need for investigation or change and that your problem is not one that has already been widely solved.
You will have opportunities to refine your problem statements and research questions throughout this course. Be sure to review your instructor’s feedback.
Week 4 Integrative Literature Review
Write a literature review of your topic using peer-reviewed articles and books, as well as non-research literature such as evidence-based guidelines, toolkits, and standardized procedures. Identify and cite all sources of data according to APA guidelines.
In at least 5 pages:
Critique the most current research to support your problem; this research will help drive the focus of your project.
Summarize the key findings of the research and it’s relevancy to your project.
Describe any gaps in knowledge that you found and the effects this may have on health informatics as it relates to your project topic. The literature review should be a synthesis of how each article or study relates to your project.
When writing your literature review, remember to include subtopics to your main topic and gather data on these areas as well.
Your integrative literature review should be at least 5 pages in length, not including the cover or reference pages, and must contain a minimum of 10 scholarly articles published within the past 5–7 years.
This literature is considered a draft and will need to be revised for integration into your final paper. Please make sure to review your instructor’s feedback.
Week 5 Theoretical or Conceptual Framework
This week, review your literature and look for gaps of knowledge in your topic. What is missing? What questions do you still have that you can potentially solve in your research? Compose a 2- to 3-page paper that outlines the framework for your research project.
Address the following:
Explain the problem and briefly summarize the research you have completed in your literature review.
Define any gaps or relationships that are apparent and how you will address them in your project. Be sure to reference back to your research questions and problems to ensure that the gaps correlate with your problem and questions.
Demonstrate that the solution you propose is not based on your personal opinions or guesses, but are formed from the facts that you have read from the authors of the previous research.
You may find that you are adding onto your references and your literature review based on new investigation and that is okay!
Explain your perspective and reference any nursing or informatics theoretical underpinnings if it supports your framework.
Week 7 Predictions, Outcomes, and Variables
Develop your project predictions and desired outcomes portion of your paper using the following as starting points:
Describe the desired outcomes: Specifically, state the purpose, focus, and viewpoint of the project as well as its expected accomplishments. While you may not be implementing your project, you should have a goal in mind that relates to solving your problem.
A project goal should reference the project’s benefits in terms of cost, time, and/or quality that address needs or changes, results, impacts, or consequences that the project has on people, programs, or institutions.
Goals and objectives should be measurable, shared, and hypothetically agreed on by all key stakeholders. They are directly linked to the concept of project success factors.
What variables need to be considered and would you have control over them? For example, if you were to implement a department wide system change, would budget be an issue and how would you address that variable?
If you were to implement your study, how would you gather data? Would the focus be qualitative or quantitative?
What will your research provide to the community or to social change?
In the statistical sense, what is already known about your problem? Cite evidence from your literature review.
Compose a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the intended outcomes of your project.