Critical Factors in Implementing an IT System in Health Facilities

Jul 23rd, 2015
SKTFaker
Category:
Health & Medical
Price: $40 USD

Question description

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.
  2. Discuss the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.
  3. Determine the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Next, suggest one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question.
  4. Review the typical workflow processes within health organizations, and decide the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  5. Analyze the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.
  6. Specify the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Predict new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Justify your response.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the impact technologies have on health care information systems.
  • Examine the systems development life cycle of a custom application and the selection of proprietary systems.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health information systems.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health information systems using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Provide at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely provided at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

Insufficiently provided at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

Partially provided at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

Satisfactorily provided at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

Thoroughly provided at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.

2. Discuss the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.

Insufficiently discussed the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.

Partially discussed the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.

Satisfactorily discussed the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.

Thoroughly discussed the essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.

3. Determine the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Next, suggest one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Did not submit or incompletely suggested one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question. 

Insufficiently determined the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Insufficiently suggested one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question. 

Partially determined the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Partially suggested one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question. 

Satisfactorily determined the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Satisfactorily suggested one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question. 

Thoroughly determined the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health care professionals. Thoroughly suggested one (1) strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question. 

4. Review the typical workflow processes within health organizations, and decide the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Provide a rationale to support your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed the typical workflow processes within health organizations; did not submit or incompletely decided the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.

Insufficiently reviewed the typical workflow processes within health organizations; insufficiently decided the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Insufficiently provided a rationale to support your response.

Partially reviewed the typical workflow processes within health organizations; partially decided the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.

Satisfactorily reviewed the typical workflow processes within health organizations; satisfactorily decided the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.

Thoroughly reviewed the typical workflow processes within health organizations; thoroughly decided the single most significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

5. Analyze the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

Insufficiently analyzed the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

Partially analyzed the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

Satisfactorily analyzed the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

Thoroughly analyzed the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

6. Specify the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Predict new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Justify your response.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely specified the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Did not submit or incompletely predicted new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Did not submit or incompletely justified your response.

Insufficiently specified the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Insufficiently predicted new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Insufficiently justified your response.

Partially specified the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Partially predicted new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Partially justified your response.

Satisfactorily specified the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Satisfactorily predicted new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Satisfactorily justified your response.

Thoroughly specified the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Thoroughly predicted new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Thoroughly justified your response.

7.3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references, and / or references are of poor quality.

Meets the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

8.Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

9.Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

10.Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

11.Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

 

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