I have emailed your final exam to your official Temple University Email address. Check your inbox for the attachment.
You must return the completed exam to me via email by 11:59 PM tonight (Wednesday, May 9, 2012).
Just a reminder that the first FoxMIS Graduate Student Happy Hour will take place this Friday, April 13 at the Elephant and Castle (1800 Market Street) in Center City. Time: 5:30 – 7:30.
All MBA/ITM, ITACS, and MSHI students are welcome (as well as anyone taking an MIS course). Bring a guest.
Here is the slide deck.
Note that we will be covering this material on April 18. Then we will have our second guest speaker.
And here are the links to the articles to prepare (in the syllabus that week is marked TBD). Notice that there is a weekly writeup due, so don’t forget to do that too!
If you’re having trouble getting the article “Why Do Healthcare IT Projects Fail” without hitting a registration screen, try Googling the title of the article. It should be the first link. Just make sure that it is taking you to the Physicians Practice website.
I noticed that the syllabus states Chapter 5 of Making Things Happen is assigned for next week. But we already read that. It should be Chapter 7 of Making Things Happen. It’s right on the reading list but wrong on the schedule. Sorry for that!
I will follow up with an email to the class later today.
In-class, we started to talk about the application of Watson-like technology to other areas. One application in healthcare is broadly called “Clinical Decision Support.” This has a long history – an early experiment was Mycin. More examples are here.
Basically, the question is whether you can create a computer system that mimics the decision-making and diagnosing process of a doctor. Obviously, there are many, many issues around this, including how dependent a doctor would (or should) be on these systems.
Of course, this also has implications for the “process” of diagnosis. And can affect the “system” of treating patients.
…here’s how IBM sees Watson’s applicability to healthcare:
I came across this article in preparing for class this week. It outlines the major components of an RFP for an Electronic Health Record solution.
It works both as a good, general example of how to create requirements for an IT solution, and as something specifically applicable to the “health information management” domain.