M1D1: Introduction to Health Informatics

The first question is an opinion question:

The authors of your textbook make the following statement Health informatics will provide the right tools to enable the production of the right information to the right people in the right format at the right time.

1. Do you agree?  How difficult would this be to achieve with the use of current technology such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR) or CPOE (Computerized Provider Order Entry)? What are some of the challenges in facilitating the exchange of information amongst providers, between patients and providers, and between organizations?

Now applying what youve learned from the readings and the Microsoft Future Visions video, lets go through the rest of the discussion together, one question at a time:

2. Refer back to the
Microsoft Future Visions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKJIcHOAyU)
[Video file, 4:07 mins] video, are some of the technologies shown in that video currently in place commercially or even at your own workplace?

a) Please cite an example of how this is being used.

b) If not in use, why do you think, it is not in place yet?

3. What would be some of the challenges for deploying this technology?

4. In what ways does this video support the textbook and article authors statements?