Health Care Informatics – Assignment 2: Health Care Technology

About This Assignment
In this course you learned how advances in technology have provided tools that improve healthcare outcomes. In this assignment you will be analyzing one of these tools to determine their value and effectiveness. Choose one of the following items and write a 2500 to 3500-word paper evaluating the item and its technology:

Wearable activity trackers
Personal health records
Disaster medical response
Based on your research construct an argument regarding the efficacy and adoption of the technology in the health care field. Be sure to address the following questions in your argument:

What types of technology are currently being used for the item you chose?
What is the current adoption rate of the item by patients and/or physicians?
What are the current challenges or barriers to adoption by patients? By physicians?
How effective or valuable is the item?
Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor’s name).

Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)