Practitioners in health information management and healthcare informatics are ex


Practitioners in health information management and
healthcare informatics are expected to be keenly aware of new and upcoming
technologies that might benefit their organization. This becomes more complex
as these individuals must also consider the impact that those technologies
might have on the practice of medicine at their institution. When faced with
new technologies, leaders in health information management must evaluate the
state of the organization and make an informed decision that will affect the
organization as a whole. This means addressing not just the needs of the health
information management team, but the needs of all roles within the institution,
while also addressing any issues of compliance the organization might be
facing. Overview: In this milestone, you will submit an analysis
of how the company in the case study is noncompliant and the strategies
(general, not specifics) to move it toward compliance.
Case Study: Fearfall Case Study Imagine you have been contracted to consult on the recent
developments at the Featherfall Medical Center. Featherfall has been struggling
of late; it has had a series of problems that have prompted your hiring. It has
faced the following issues:
1.
Featherfall has recently violated several government regulations regarding the
current state of its technology and how it is being used. The technology system
is vastly out of date, and staff are not always using the technology that is in
place or they are using the technology inappropriately. These problems have
lost the institution lots of money for not meeting government regulations and
have caused operational and ethical problems from inefficient and ineffective
use of technology.
2.
The staff at Featherfall are not well-trained on the use of technology and do
not communicate appropriately about technology use. The roles that pertinent to
your consult are the health information management team, the clinical staff
(doctors, nurses, etc.), and administrative staff. The health information
management team uses proper coding practices, and the current technology system
serves them well, despite its age. However, other roles in the hospital have
had issues with the system. Clinical staff, for instance, have had record-keeping
issues both due to lack of training on the system and the system itself being
out of date. Administrative staff within the organization have taken issue with
the lack of communication about the technology and its use between the various
roles. When the current technology system was chosen many years ago, the needs
of these various roles were not considered.
PROMPT
Specifically, the following critical elements must be
addressed:
II. Health Regulations and Laws Ramifications: In this
section of your final project, you will finish your preparation by reviewing
and explaining the ramifications for the organization if it decides to wait on
addressing its recent violations regarding technology use.
A. Determine how violating
health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the finances of
the institution if these violations are not
addressed. Be sure to support your response with examples.
B. Determine how violating
health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the daily
operations of the institution if these violations
are not addressed. Be sure to support your response with
examples.
C. Determine how violating
health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the security of
the health information in the institution if these violations are not
addressed. Be sure to support your response with examples.


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