1. Select an area of Health Information Technology Continuous Quality Improvement (HIT CQI) recommendations of interest. This may include items such as EMR, episode start and end dates for global procedure codes, benchmarking data, standardizing survey items for same quality measures, or reducing disparities in health and care through modifying existing mechanisms to report race and ethnicity, language, etc. An area of interest to you as an APN to improve patient outcomes, safety/quality, processes, or costs.
2. Discuss the role of Health Information Technology in Quality Improvement targeting your area of interest. Include a discussion of how this type of technology impacts the data to decision cycle, reporting, HIPAA considerations, and can improve data collection, analysis and reporting to improve outcomes and cost. Points to consider: costs of implementing and running the Health Care IT system, staff and consumer education, and what impact the IT system will have on improving the CQI processes.
Document the assignment in a 6-page Microsoft document and must include 5–6 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.