Case Study: Social Media in Education and Healthcare
This assignment is intended to demonstrate your comprehension of the primary applications of health informatics in healthcare organizations as well as the ethical and legal issues involved in the healthcare informatics field.
For this assignment, you will read a case study that examines the use of social media in education and healthcare. Based on the scenario described in the case study, you will answer questions related to the various ways social media might be used in these settings.
|Grading Criteria||Points Possible||Points Earned|
|· Selects social media tool; includes website||5|
|· Provides rationale for selecting social media tool||8|
|· Develops set of instructions for accessing social media tool||10|
|· Creates a set of appropriate “ground rules”||5|
|· Provides thoughtful rationale for created ground rules||8|
|· Provides response that addresses criteria of question.||10|
|Adheres to the Writing Conventions (APA); responses are free of grammar and spelling errors.||4|
Grace Speak is a fourth-year student at Best University. She and her fellow classmates are working hard in their final courses and preparing for exams. Inspired by the teamwork that the healthcare profession espouses, Grace gets an idea for a study group. She thinks it will really help to share case experiences, course notes, and study tips. Unfortunately, several members of her peer group live out of town, which makes it difficult for them to participate fully. Grace is torn, as she does not want to exclude them from the study group. When she voices her concerns to a classate, her friend suggests using social media tools as the primary medium for sharing information.
1. Two required elements that a single social media site must have to meet the needs of her study group are the ability to share ideas and experiences (chat), and share information (store documents). Research several social media sites that meet both of the required elements for Grace’s group. Select one social media tool, include its website, and explain your rationale for selecting that tool.
2. Grace discovers that not all of the members of the group use the social media tool she selected. In your own words, create a set of simple instructions that other members of the group could follow to ensure full group participation.
3. Grace decides to establish a set of “ground rules” from the outset when she forms the study group. Create a set of “ground rules” that will help to create a group with full participation by all members and that will not place members of the group at risk, for either privacy or academic (plagiarism) concerns. Provide your reasoning for the “ground rules” you established.
4. In a specific week, the assignment is particularly challenging. One of the students in the study group offers to post the “answers” he received from a student who completed this same assignment last year from the same instructor. Grace knows that one of her close friends in the study group is at risk of failing if she does not do well on this assignment. Describe how Grace might handle this situation to reduce the academic risk of plagiarism for herself, her friend, and other members of the study group.