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Applied Sciences Week 9 Assignment: Health Information Improvement Implementation Proposal.

In this assignment, you will emerge models or best practices to propose the implementation of a health information system that enhances healthcare operations and improves patient outcomes.

In the assignment, you will write a 4–6 page proposal and create a 1–2 minute maximum elevator pitch recording that proposes the improvement of a health information system. You can choose to focus on the health information system in your current workplace or the Vila Health simulated healthcare organization (Vila Health: Health Information System Improvement). If you choose your current workplace, ensure that you have access to sufficient information about the system to fulfill the requirements of the assignment.


The written proposal should include a comprehensive plan that addresses the existing issues with the system, proposes improvements, identifies the expected benefits, and outlines the methods for measuring these benefits. In addition, it should share a financial evaluation and at least three recommendations based on your evaluation.

Next, your task is to craft a concise (elevator) pitch recording, lasting no longer than 1–2 minutes. In this pitch, give a brief summary of why your suggestions for enhancing the HIM system will have a positive impact on healthcare operations and patient outcomes. The goal is to immediately capture the interest of your CEO or board, compelling them to want to hear more.

Using the provided Health Information Improvement Implementation Proposal [DOCX] template, complete the following:

Select a Health Information System:
Choose a health information system in your current workplace or the Vila Health simulated healthcare organization (using the Vila Health: Health Information System Improvement media piece) to propose improvements. If you choose your current workplace, ensure that you have access to sufficient information about the current system’s functionalities, challenges, and impact on healthcare operations.
Description of Current Issues:
Begin the proposal by describing the existing issues and challenges with the selected health information system. Analyze the specific areas where the system underperforms or hinders efficient healthcare processes.
Proposed Improvements:
Outline your proposed improvements to the health information system. Describe how these changes will address the identified issues and contribute to enhanced healthcare operations.
Expected Benefits:
Clearly state the expected benefits of the proposed improvements. Consider both short-term and long-term advantages, such as increased efficiency, improved patient care, and enhanced data accuracy.
Measurement of Benefits:
Discuss the methods and metrics you will use to measure the success of the implemented improvements. Explain how you will track and evaluate the impact of the changes on healthcare outcomes.
Financial Evaluation:
Assess the financial implications, potential return on investment, and long-term benefits. Provide a financial evaluation and at least three recommendations based on your evaluation.
Implementation Plan:
Provide a detailed implementation plan for the proposed improvements. Include the timeline, key milestones, and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in the implementation process.
Create Recording:
You are required to produce an (elevator) pitch recording lasting 1–2 minutes at most. Feel free to use Kaltura or other approved Capella formats for this recording. See Using KalturaLinks to an external site. for help with this tool. The pitch’s purpose is to offer a concise preview of how your proposed enhancements to the HIM system will elevate healthcare operations and lead to better patient outcomes. The aim is to instantly captivate the CEO or board’s interest, making them eager to hear additional details. The ultimate goal is to generate immediate approval and support. Before you begin recording, you may find it beneficial to write a script or detailed outline that you can refer to as you record.
Additional Requirements
Your proposal should also meet the following requirements:

Written communication: Written communication is free from errors that detract from the overall message.
APA Format: Use appropriate APA format for a clear, concise presentation of information. Refer to the APA ModuleLinks to an external site. for help with APA style guidelines. Communicate information and ideas accurately, utilizing peer-reviewed sources, including proper APA reference citations.
Number of resources: 3–5 peer-reviewed resources from scholarly journal articles.
Length: 4–6 double-spaced pages, excluding the title page and reference page.
Duration of audio or video recording: Maximum of two minutes.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

Competency 1: Apply emerging models or best practices to implement a health information system that improves operations and patient outcomes.
Provide a clear and relevant plan for measuring benefits.
Competency 2: Analyze administrative, clinical, management, and decision-support information technology tools.
Demonstrate clear understanding of the health information system.
Competency 4: Apply evidence to influence buy-in from all stakeholders.
Create a clear elevator pitch that summarizes the proposal and is within the time limit.
Competency 5: Communicate effectively using professional standards embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Create a proposal that is detailed, relevant, and well-structured.
Provide clear and relevant evidence to support the elements of the proposal.
Use correct grammar, punctuation, and mechanics as expected of a graduate learner.