Week 2 Course Project Assignment – Topic Selection (10 points)
The topic area must relate to the HIM department functions and or services. Some examples of the types of training or in-service you may want to present to employees include, but are not limited to, employee motivation; confidentiality and security of personal health information; teamwork; safety in the work place; communication skills; electronic health record; quality improvement; insurance issues relating to Medicare, Medicaid, or HMOs; or conflict management.
In Week 4, you are required to turn in an outline similar to the format listed below in order to obtain feedback from the instructor on your course project content (this is not a graded assignment, but it is required).
Read the possible topic choices. Choose your term paper topic, and upload it via the Week 2 Dropbox titled Topic Selection. Your topic choice will be reviewed, and you will then receive feedback and or approval of your topic choice. You do not have to select one of the listed topics. If there is a labor relations topic that you want to write about that is not listed, let the instructor know. The appropriateness of the topic will be evaluated against which TCO your paper is intended to address.
Possible HIM related Course Project Topics
For your convenience, below is a list of possible topics for you to consider. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. If there is not a topic listed here that you want to research and write about, contact your instructor so that the appropriateness (TCO related, broad enough, etc.) of your topic can be assessed.
employee motivation (TCO 1)
confidentiality and security of personal health information (TCO 2)
teamwork (TCO 1)
safety in the work place (TCO 2)
communication skills (TCO14)
electronic health record (TCO 4 and TCO 13)
quality improvement (TCO 5)
conflict management (TCO 2)
survey readiness (TCO 9)
Course Project Outline (not graded but required)
The format for the PowerPoint presentation and paper must include the following, at a minimum.Once you begin your research, you will need to create an outline showing how your paper will be presented. A sample outline is below to help you create your outline. Submit your outline in the Week 4 Dropbox titled Outline.
State what the training or in-service is about. Include your name, date, and the class.
State what you expect the employees to learn from this training or in-service. This should be
presented in bullet format.
This includes information that you will present to employees to obtain the desired objectives and will
include at least two visual aides.
This summarizes the most important points made in the training.
The presentation should be, at a minimum, 10 slides and should include at least two visual aides, such as a picture, table, or chart. Sound is optional.For this course project, you will complete a PowerPoint presentation and a paper. The presentation is to represent a simulation of a training or in-service that you present to employees who you are responsible for supervising in an HIM department. You will also contact an HIM director in your local area to discuss planning your presentation and to mentor you through it.
The paper should be 3–5 pages in addition to the title page, abstract, and references. The Course Project is due in Week 6.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these or watch this Tutorial
See Syllabus Due Dates for Assignments & Exams for due date information.
Category Points % Description
and Formatting 15 7.5% A quality paper will include a title page, an abstract, proper in text citations, and a bibliography. The paper will use APA format, have double spaced lines, and be at least four pages in length.
and Cohesiveness 20 10% A quality paper will include an introduction based upon a well formed thesis statement. The logical order of the content will be derived from the thesis statement. The content will be properly subdivided into sections derived from the outline. In a quality paper, the conclusion will summarize the previously presented content and will complement the thesis statement from the introduction.
Editing 15 7.5% A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.
Content 50 25% A quality paper will have significant scope and depth of research to support all statements. Relevant illustration and examples are encouraged. A quality paper will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions.
Power Point Slides 100 50% A quality PowerPoint presentation will have the same formats and theme throughout and will highlight the important topics.
Total 200 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Be certain to review the APA Style Guidelines video below, as well.Don’t forget to cite your sources properly, both parenthetically and in your bibliography or works cited. If you need assistance with proper citation, please refer to or visit the following Web site, which may also be beneficial