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300566
Introduction to Health Informatics
Assignment 2
Type: Healthcare Service Analysis activity (in pairs)
Topic: Clinical Information System Design
Length: 2000 words plus Application/Interface Design Diagrams
Weighting: 30%
Due: Week 12 Friday 09th Oct at 11:59pm (uploaded to vUWS)
ASSIGNMENT OUTLINE
Your team is required to design a Clinical Information System (CIS) that is suitable
for use in a private clinic that specialises in the clinical management of Asthma in
Australia. You should carefully research about asthma management and consider the
types of clinical issues that are relevant in caring for patients with this condition
within the Australian context. Your research about the management of this condition
should translate into your design.
The CIS would be used for direct clinical care of the patients presenting to the private
asthma management clinic. You should include consideration of the major
components of a typical CIS discussed during lectures and workshops as well as
consider some of the requirements of relevant clinical provider users that normally
care for asthma patients and would use your system.
The design should be conceptually at a high level with accompanying diagrams
illustrating important aspects of the interface design and features. The level of detail
required for describing the design in this assignment should be thought of as
being equivalent to a marketing person pitching an idea to a potential investor
who would want to invest in developing your CIS.
The relevance of the design for clinically managing asthma should be readily
apparent. The major components of a CIS should be comprehensively covered.
Higher marks will be given to innovative designs that enhance efficiency and safe
practice of managing asthma through intelligent application features. Describing
the characteristics of a general CIS that applies to any clinical condition will
receive much lower marks. As an example of a specialised CIS, refer to the
workshop on CISs, which demonstrates an openMRS solution that is customised to
the clinical management of tuberculosis.
Your report should discuss why you chose in particular the design and explicitly
describe the aspects of asthma management you are catering for. Any resources used
to assist you in developing your design should be properly referenced.
TEAM CREATION
In this assignment, students will work in pairs. For those students that attend the
Access Grid rooms on campus for the lectures, you may be able to choose your own
partner. Once you have created a group pair, you can indicate your group on vUWS
via the ‘Group Project Signup Sheet’ menu link. Choose an available group project
slot according to your campus (or the campus of at least one member). Any students
not in a Team let the unit coordinator know by 5:00pm Mon 07th September. It is
then each team member’s responsibility to contact each other and commence work.
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
• Depth of understanding of the clinical management of asthma
• Clear high level description of the system design and good coverage of the
major CIS components
• Accompanying diagrams clearly illustrating important aspects of the interface
design and features that match the descriptions
• Relevance of the specialised design for the clinical and administrative
management of asthma
• Design innovation that enhances the efficient and safe practice of managing
asthma through intelligent application features
• Structure, format and quality of writing
• Reference List
SUBMISSION CRITERIA
You should submit your final report and application/interface design diagrams to
vUWS under the ‘Assignments’ directory.
MARKING CRITERIA
CRITERIA Excellent (HD !” D) Satisfactory (C!” P) Un-satisfactory (F)
Type
and
variety
of
research
resources
used
(10%)
Extensive and varied
research resources are used.
AND
Proper referencing is given
to the resources
Much of the required
research elements are
provided. May not be
extensive or may lack
consistency.
OR
Proper references not
provided to the sources
Have not carried out any
research in sourcing
answers
Demonstration
of
understanding
of
research
material
(15%)
Excellent understanding of
the research material
provided
A reasonable attempt at
understanding the research
material provided
Limited or poor
understanding of the
research material provided
Clear and cohesive high
level description of the
system design with good
coverage of system
capabilities
(30%)
Very clear and cohesive
description of features with
accompanying diagrams,
and excellent coverage of all
relevant features
Overall reasonable
attempt at describing
systems features
although lacking in some
detail or coverage of
system capabilities
Descriptions are ad hoc,
lacking in detail and are
poorly represented by
accompanying diagrams
Relevance
to
the
healthcare
service
(20%)
Highly tailored designed
according to the
requirements of the
healthcare service
Good relevance of
process/interface design
features to the healthcare
service although some
features are generally
applicable to any service
Poor relevance of system
features to the healthcare
service
OR
A standard process/
interface that has been “cut
and pasted” from existing
systems without referencing
Design
innovation
and
intelligent
application
of
features
(15%)
Highly innovative design
enhancing efficiency and
safe practice of the
healthcare service
Good design features that
are innovative although
some features are
standard process/
interface components
applicable to any
healthcare service
Poorly innovative or
standard design with very
limited application to the
healthcare service
Structure
format
and
quality
of
writing
(10%)
Outstanding in terms of
structure format and quality
of writing
While the structure and
quality of the writing is
good, could
have improved in
organising
the report in a better way
Students have not made
any attempt to structure the
report in any formal way
OR
Some “cut and pasted”
information
is provided without
any flow or referencing
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