1) first assignment,, introduction to creating your own web site using modern tools. This does not require programming. You need about the same technical ability as creating a PowerPoint. You can use any website building tool you wish. Two examples of website building tools that other students have successfully include Wix.com and Weebly.com
Here is a step-by-step guide:
1) Select one of these or any web site building tools.
2) Create your own url web site address.
3) Add a few words and one picture/image. At this point, you can just say “Hi mom!” or whatever you want (as long as it is “G” rated and grammatically correct). You will develop wonderful rich content starting next week.
4) Optional – Go into tools and remove your site from search engines so someone would need to know your specific web site address and type in specific characters such as” http://linda.htm310website.weekbly.com This protects the privacy of your work without requiring passwords for someone to view your site.
5) Publish and test your url. It is wise to try it out in a separate browser than you created it to verify it works.
6) Place your url in BB under the Week One project assignment
7) Congratulate yourself and celebrate! (especially if this is your first site)
Example – Building a web site using Wix.com
2) Course Project Draft – Assignment
Health Informatics is a rapidly evolving field with a wealth of rich, current, credible and helpful resources on the Internet and accessible via mobile health apps. So, have fun some fun with this assignment browsing and learning about health informatics-enabled resources. Then, select several web sites and develop a review of what you find helpful content in each selected site. Include a blending of government, non-profit, for profit, educational, and consumer-driven sites to provide a rich diversity of perspectives. Additionally, you are welcome to include reviews of mobile heath apps.
Target your Course Project web site to be a reference for a specific audience and include a brief introduction. For example, you may focus this as a guide for:
– Fellow public health, health administration or nursing students,
– Professional groups such as for nurses, healthcare administrators, physicians, etc., or
– Health care consumer or someone working somewhere in the healthcare ecosystem.
– Specific groups of consumers (kids, seniors) or people with a specific health condition (diabetes, heart condition)
he following are examples of previous student course projects:
Example project more nursing focused:
Example project more health promotion/public health focused:
Additional Potential Project Resources
Possible resources you could incorporate and reference in your project:
- and more specifically for
- – Center for Healthcare Information Technology from American Academy of Family Practice
Commercial – Example Health Information Technology Vendors – not intended to be all inclusive
Blogs/Social Networking Sites
Consumer/Patient Education Sites
3) Its just the attachment ( HTM 310 Course Project Website 4) and at this point the website has to be done. There are good examples for this project.
HTM 310: Health Informatics Course Project Website
Trying Something New!
HTM 310 Course Project Website
Focus your project on the human impact of information technology
Ultimately, health informatics is about more than just getting technology to work
It is about leveraging technological innovation to work for all the people who collectively comprise our healthcare delivery systems
Types of people/organizations and their needs for connectivity and use of healthcare information, communication, and guidance systems
Target your website to be a reference for a specific audience and include a brief introduction
For example, you may focus this as a guide for
Students – fellow public health or allied health students,
Health professionals – a selected professional groups such as for nurses, healthcare administrators , physicians, someone working somewhere in the healthcare ecosystem, or
Consumer – simply the health care consumer
For Patients / Caregivers
PHRs or Patient Portals
Search public health references / websites for a list of current outbreaks, epidemics, communicable diseases, etc.
Health Informatics (clinicians / healthcare organizations):
Voice – Overall, hear your own personal voice and not others as you read your paper.
Impact – Express the impact of technology on the lives of people or populations as this is the core value of informatics in action.
Evidence – Include references that confidently substantiate opinions with data and evidence.
Wow – Say to yourself that this project has a “wow” factor. There is something about it that you really want to share with others so the interest and excitement naturally come through. Write as you are publishing in a professional journal and soon you will be. Make this a project to show your abilities to your current or future boss or client.
How should I organize the website?
HOME / ABOUT US Tab: Who? Provide a short introduction and describe your intended audience and purpose
For the patient (for example – improved health, better customer service/more efficient)
For the provider/care team (better decisions due to clinical support, information accessibility)
For the department/organization (financial return on investment, staff retention/satisfaction)
For the community/populations (improved immunization rates, improved accessibility or affordability of care, better indicators for populations of people with a specific condition such as people with diabetes, asthma, etc. )
RESOURCES Tab: What? Provide information in your own words and provide links to additional websites / resources
Health Informatics: Why? Discuss the value and impact information technology has provided for your intended audience. Identify specific apps and mobile devices, etc. Discuss the role they play on improving healthcare – in your own words. Use data and case studies to support your claim. Consider what progress has been made even though it may not be perfect, focus on process improvements that have been made, outcomes achieved, and lessons learned. Along the way, you may also include ideas and reference the text book.
REFERENCES: Cite your references on a Resource tab, just as you would in a term paper
How to receive an “A”
Submitted published, working URL on time
Clearly stated purpose and intended audience
Professional, easy to navigate and well-organized
Free from any spelling, punctuation, grammatical or formatting errors
Use of videos and pictures to support topic
Appropriate use of websites, apps, mobile devices and other technologies (include links)
Substantial content written in own words
Includes data, case studies, outcomes, success stories, etc.
References in APA format
Other Student Website Examples:
Chronic Diseases (patients/caregivers):
Epidemics (public health):
Health Informatics (clinicians):