Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach.

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach.

Using the scenario below respond to the discussion question provided to you by your instructor. Based on your Ashford University major of study (Health and Human Services) analyze benefits and issues associated with these informatics systems and exchange of data in these settings. Specifically, formulate your response from the standpoint of a professional working at a community health center as part of an interdisciplinary team addressing the issue of young consumers and electronic cigarettes.

Scenario:

Health consumers of all ages, including youth, are engaging in the use of electronic cigarettes. Using information found at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  Electronic Cigarettes (Links to an external site.) web page, analyze the CDC recommendations regarding persons age 18 and younger and the use of electronic cigarettes. The IT department of the community health center started the design of an informatics application to collect data on electronic smoking in youth consumers who visit the center. Their data intake form includes consumer identification and demographic information fields.

Imagine you are working on a team within your organization to further develop the overall design of this informatics application aimed at collecting data related to electronic cigarette use and youth consumers who visit the health center.

For your initial discussion post you will be drawing a data form picture using Microsoft Word drawing functions in order to build the data form and attach it to your referenced discussion post in the Canvas classroom. If you need assistance using Microsoft products, you can review Microsoft’s Office Help & Training (Links to an external site.) web page.

Initial Post: Your initial post should be a minimum of 350 words. Utilize a minimum of three unique credible or scholarly sources( excluding the textbook or other course provided resources) cited in APA format, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) resource. Keep in mind that scholarly sources include peer reviewed articles and non-commercial websites. Review the Library’s Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) tip sheet for more information about sources. Multiple pages from the same scholarly website will be counted as one scholarly source.