Health Information Management and Assessment

Identify an acute care facility and a non-acute health care facility in your area (Dallas, Texas). Arrange to speak to the health information management professional at each facility and discuss the challenges they feel they face in collecting data, the type of data they are responsible for collecting, what their job duties are, and what type of patients they provide care. Assess and relate the outcome of the interview to the material explored in the Readings.

 

These following level headings might be useful in organizing your paper

Introduction

Acute Care Data

      Type of Data

     Challenges

     HIM Responsibilities

Non-Acute Care

     Type of Data

     Challenges

     HIM Responsibilities

Compare / Contrast and Relate to Academic Sources

Conclusion

The paper must be 3 – 4 pages, not counting the title page and reference page (5 – 7 total).

You must include 4 – 6 academic references, using citations to support your statements.

Cite all sources of information with in your written text. 

Use paraphrasing to discuss the topic in a written paper.  Refrain from using “direct quotes”.  At the graduate level, you should have very few, if any, direct quotes in your writing.  Paraphrasing (with citations) is the aim for graduate level writing.  If you must use a direct quote, it should emphasize your statement, not be the means of presenting the facts.

 

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