HDW204 Healthcare in the Digital World - Assessment 2

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Task Summary

For this assessment, you are required to write a report (1800 words) which discusses and critically analyses a patient-facing digital technology platform with reference to evidence-based practice. Patient-facing digital technology or patient technology refers to any technology in which patients interact with to partake in health care or clinical activities, such as monitoring disease progression and adhering to treatment regimens (Polhemus et al., 2019). Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.


As we live in a digital world, our patient/clients will be using digital platforms on a daily basis. Therefore, it makes sense to use digital platforms for the assessment, monitoring and support of our patient’s health. However, we do know that with any form of technology, there are benefits and limitations and measures need to be taken to ensure safety. For that reason, you are expected to

critically analyse the benefits and limitations associated with a particular patient-facing digital technology platform and examine this digital technology in light of evidence-based practice.

Via this assessment, you will gain skills in producing an informative and engaging report, improve your ability to effectively and accurately communicate information, increase your knowledge and understanding of patient facing technology and improve your academic skills.

Task Instructions

To complete this assessment task, select one of the patient-facing digital technology platforms below and consider the following questions:

  1. How does the patient-facing digital technology platform you have chosen improve self- management through education, remote monitoring, remote support, and/or treatment adherence?
  2. In what ways does your selected patient-facing digital technology platform address unmet needs in areas of high demand that traditional approaches have not fulfilled?
  3. How does this patient-facing digital technology platform shift the power dynamics and transform the therapeutic relationship between the patient/client and healthcare professional?
  4. Does your chosen patient-facing technology platform ensure patient safety and information security?
  5. What equity issues related to access are raised by your chosen patient-facing digital technology platform?
  6. How does your chosen patient-facing technology platform impact the role of healthcare professionals?

Patient-facing digital technology platforms:

Please select one (1) of the following options for your report:

  • Focus on a specific type of Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Focus on a specific type of Sensors and Wearable
  • Focus on a specific type of Mobile Phone Applications.
  • Focus on a specific type of Online Peer Support

Please also be aware of the following requirements:

  • Present your own original work using multiple academic references from academic books, peer reviewed scientific journal articles and other credible sources (.edu, .gov and .org webpages).
  • You must adhere to the Report Structure Guidelines document in the Assessment resources area on
  • Adhere to the word count (1800 words (+/-10%) excluding the reference
  • Academic references are to be included on a separate page using appropriate APA
  • Your assessment must be submitted as a word document and not in protected
  • Your assessment should be in 12-point font, Arial or Times New Roman, 1.5 line spaced and a minimum of 5cm margins.


10+ references are required for this assessment task. Use recent, relevant and reliable resources to complete this task. These should be peer reviewed literature, related to the subject matter and no older than seven years.

It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here: https://library.torrens.edu.au/academicskills/apa/tool

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