Applied Sciences

Assignment Details

Unit Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

Evaluate the technologies that support and supplement EHRs.

Discuss EHR system challenges and the supporting roles of HIM professionals in addressing these challenges.

Develop an appreciation for the planning and implementation aspects of EHRs.

Provide examples of EHR systems as they may be implemented in various types of health care settings.

Evaluate the acceptance and challenges associated with the NHIN (National Health Information Network).

Course Outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment:

HI300-1: Describe the phases and activities in the systems development life cycle.


Imagine that you are the HIT Director for a healthcare facility and you are tasked with leading the facility in converting their office to electronic health records.

For this Assignment, you will design and construct a Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation that highlights the planning and implementation process when converting to electronic health records. You will present this PowerPoint to other stakeholders in the HIT Department. Please include the following topics in your presentation:

Name and describe 2 examples of EHRs used in healthcare facilities and discuss the pros and cons of each.

What technologies would the facility need to implement electronic health records?

Describe how the facility should implement EHRs using the phases of the system development life cycle as a guide.

Your presentation must have at least 15–20 slides. Please use the notes section to clarify anything that might be confusing and anything that needs elaboration such as definitions.


This Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. The resources used (including your text) should be properly cited. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.

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