Application: Theories and Their Association With
There are a number of theories that, together, form the foundation for the practice of health informatics. In this assignment, you will explore those theories from the unique perspective of an informatician.
To prepare for this Application Assignment:
• Review systems theory, change theories, and information theories
• Select a theory to use for your assignment
To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following in your own words:
• How does the Shannon and Weaver’s Information and Communication Model explain the communication of health care informatics? Provide an example of how health information is sent and received.
• How does Blum’s model of information explain how computers are used today and how they may be used in the future to support health care delivery?
• What are the benefits and challenges of the selected theory as it relates to informatics?