Discuss the importance of information systems in healthcare and the role these systems play in ensuring quality data is maintained?  How does data lead to information and then turn into knowledge? Provide an example. 

IHP 430 Discussion Guidelines and Rubric

Overview: This discussion format might be new and very different from discussions you have had in other courses . This discussion offers you the
opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses a nd instructor’s guidance. This
discussion format should not be viewed as a short paper with citations. APA format, including the use of citations, is not required.

Imagine yourself sitting around a conference table with your instructor and classmates. This discussion topic will be similar. It is a place in which you can
have lively conversations with your instructor and peers on the course content. These discussions will help you internalize the course content and become
more comfortable with it. You should provide thoughtful responses using the course content to support your statements. Although these discussions are
more informal, please be aware of how you are presenting yourself professionally. Please do not use slang and be aware of your spelling.

Requirements: You are required to post one initial post and to follow up with at least two response posts for each discussion topic assignment.

For your initial post (1), you must do the following:

• Compose a post of one to two paragraphs.
• In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

Eastern Time.

• In other modules, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.

of your local time zone.
• Take into consideration material such as course content and other

discussion topics from the current module and previous modules, when


For your response posts (2), you must do the following:

• Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial
post thread.

• In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59

p.m. Eastern Time.
• In other modules, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59

p.m. of your local time zone.

• Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I
agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each
discussion prompt.


Guidelines for Submission: Write an initial post (ideally 1 to 2 paragraphs) and reply to at least two posts during the week outside of your initial post thread.

Critical Elements Evident (100%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Clarity of Communication Initial post clearly communicates key ideas and
thoughts related to the prompt

Does not clearly communicate key ideas and thoughts
in an initial posting related to the prompt


Timeliness Submits initial post on time Initial post is not submitted or is submitted late 25

Response Engagement Posts responses building off the initial post and