This artifact is a comprehensive analysis on electronic health records (EHRs) and their benefits and limitations in healthcare. It is a research paper that discusses different studies done on aspects such as costs, patient care, and efficiency with EHRs. This artifact demonstrates learning in my course by helping me further understand the importance of electronic health records and its role in healthcare. It also taught me that there is a lot of room for growth with electronic records which can in turn improve patient care as a whole. Furthermore, this course helped further explain the significance of electronic data which I discussed thoroughly in my final artifact. This final artifact demonstrates the learning outcome of health science knowledge and skills as well as data and knowledge management. Completing this artifact helped with my personal goal of being able to understand more about the importance of patient centered care. Likewise, providing feedback into my mobile health applications can play a vital role in improving health and patient care. Likewise, this artifact also helped with my professional goal of being able to maintain cost solutions with electronic health records with its relation to health insurance, which is what I am currently pursuing in my company. The research done from this artifact has given me an overview on how the clinical team at our company looks at electronic health records and the financial importance of its implementation.
The artifact for this course is a business proposal about prescription transparency in the United States. I discussed the benefits of having an application that provides information about medications including prices, side effects and dosage. In this proposal I also examine the ability to have a comprehensive app that healthcare providers and patients could use to provide enhanced patient outcomes and cost-effective savings. This artifact demonstrates my learning in this course by helping me further understand the importance of the United States healthcare system and its policies and initiatives. It also taught me that there is a lot of room for growth in providing more effective patient care through policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act. Furthermore, this course helped further explain the significance of healthcare delivery systems in the United States and its impact on patients and providers. This final artifact demonstrates the learning outcomes of health science knowledge management as well as systems design and management. Completing this artifact has helped with my personal goal of understanding how health insurance plays an integral role in receiving health care benefits such as medications and appointments. As someone who currently works on auditing claims for health insurance, it was very interesting to learn more of the backend of how claims are initially processed. Furthermore, the research done from this artifact has helped me further understand what processes can be potentially done in order to have cost effective savings in my own company. In conclusion, this business proposal has helped me brainstorm other ideas on how to save money in healthcare.