Integrated Capstone – INFO 690

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

The capstone is an opportunity for the students to demonstrate their analytical, design, research, and management skills to solve a specific problem outlines within current information technology literature. Students will validate their abilities to develop effective health informatics solutions through a thesis project that addresses a complex issue within this field. If completed successfully, the capstone project signifies the completion of the health informatics program.

Prerequisites

BMIS 530, 680, CSIS 525, HLTH 503, HLTH 511, INFO 545 and INFO 668

Rationale

As the final course in the program, the integrated capstone offers the opportunity for the student to demonstrate his/her comprehension of this field by developing a defensible master’s thesis. The course serves as a final benchmark of the student’s knowledge of information technology.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within an information technology solution.
  2. Analyze healthcare information technology challenges that occur in varied business environments and relevant literature.
  3. Apply industry best practices to develop highly available, scalable, secure, stable, and/or sustainable healthcare information and technology systems.
  4. Develop an appropriate information technology solution to a business problem.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, use relevant scholarly journals, an show theoretical findings from literature. At least 4 sources are required for the thread. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 3 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words, use relevant scholarly journals, and show theoretical findings from literature. At least 3 sources are required for each reply.

The student will write a Master’s Thesis in current APA format that focuses on a feasible problem in the information technology domain of literature. The conclusive thesis will perform a review of related literature on an HIT problem, outline a research methodology, objectively implement the supported research method, and discuss the results of the research performed. The thesis will be 15–20 pages and require 15–20 citations. The thesis will be submitted in 3 phases as outlined within the course.