Optimizing Merged health information Systems
Although the merger of two comparably sized companies competing in the same industry is a relatively commonplace business strategy, the process is fraught … percentage of merged entities fail outright because of these problems (Murphy, 2019). These types of problems are further compounded when there are sophisticated information systems involved that must also be merged successfully. The purpose of this paper is to explicate the responsibilities involved in implementing a health information system (HIS) that meets current health information Technology for Economic and Clinical health (HITECH) Act and the health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security and Privacy regulatory requirements. To this end, a discussion and analysis of health information systems, a description concerning how a system will affect patient care and documentation and an explanation concerning how using a system to access information will affect the quality and delivery of nursing care and……
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Managing Medical Records and the Implementation of Tools and Safeguards Required within HIS
Few practices are more important in managing health information systems managing medical records, safeguarding patients’ medical history, and ensuring that all end users of medical information technology are approved and trained. Some of the biggest factors in security breaches are end users themselves (Rhee, Kim & Ryu, 2009). This … 2017). This paper will discuss the programming language and relational databases that should be used to accommodate security needs for the HIS, the information tools and safeguards required to protect it, the security needed for electronic health records, an applicable code of ethics, and proposals for training staff.
HIS Programming Language and Relational Databases to Accommodate the Task
As Prince … commonality is actually part of the problem. Because so many people are familiar with them, it is easier to hack one’s way into systems……
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… the scientific knowledge base
The research work adds to the literature on the subject through examining the issue of patient participation in the health-related decision?making process in the course of primary care team interactions with patients and their informal caregivers within the primary patient care setting. Here, … produces cumulative knowledge through developing, refining, and even sometimes replacing theories.
This study by Doekhie and colleagues (2018) will add significant value to health practice as well as the relevant knowledge pool. It offers salient details on public health initiatives and measures, care patterns, and health implementation from the point of view of a few of the sector’s key stakeholders, namely, practitioners, patients, and informal caregivers. Hence, this research … and vaccine usage. Lastly, it is imperative to document and evaluate clinical practice experiences for developing best practice guidelines and guaranteeing superior quality health delivery for patients.
health sector policies in……
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The concept of health reform has to do with the process of changing health systems in the US so as to make it accessible to all American citizens. As it is at the moment, it still faults and … and measures put in place to safeguard the little steps made towards great and positive change in future. Private companies control the US health system; that is a fact that makes reform all the more challenging (Nikolai, 2019). In order to fix the broken health system, many problems will have to be addressed. The main problems can be split into three. The quality of the health is a serious issue. Accessing health remains the elephant in the house. The issue of bad practices taking root in the American health system is already in the public domain. Other problems that could pass as secondary are largely related to the three main……
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… that the vulnerable elderly population faces (Brojeni, Ilali, Taraghi & Mousavinasab, 2019). As Yamada et al. (2015) point out, however, the issue of health disparity and health inequality of the elderly is one of the biggest issues because it underlines all the others: if the elderly population does not even … even have sufficient access to care, it is unlikely to be able to battle the effects of ageism, isolation or ignorance about gerontology. health costs have doubled since the 1990s (Yamada et al., 2015), and this puts an added burden on the elderly population, whose resources are … and this puts an added burden on the elderly population, whose resources are finite. Yamada et al. (2015) put it this way: “as health costs rises, more of the increasing costs are transferred to certain disadvantaged populations, and patients would have to spend a considerable share of … rises, more……
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Advocacy in health care refers to the action of promoting and fostering social, economical, political and educational changes that reduce the risk of suffering of individuals … and fostering social, economical, political and educational changes that reduce the risk of suffering of individuals and communities by implementing preventive strategies, increasing health literacy, and boosting access to care and health equity (Earnest, Wong & Federico, 2010). health care advocacy agents can thus address health outcomes by advocating for changes to the current practices, environments, awareness, and access to care that populations face. This paper will discuss health care advocacy at the local, regional and international levels, the challenges and opportunities that exists in international health advocacy and the ways these challenges can be addressed.
How health Care Advocacy Agents Address health Outcomes
The role and purpose of advocacy in the health care delivery system is to help to better ensure……
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Cleveland Clinic Case Study
The Cleveland Clinic is a large health care provider based in Cleveland, but with some expansion under its belt already. The Clinic has in recent years been an innovator in … has in recent years been an innovator in a number of areas, and an early adopter in others such as the use of information technology. These approaches have set the Clinic up for success. Since 1999, operating revenue has increased consistently, each year, including the recession years … are a number of strategic and tactic options on the table, including those with respect to international expansion, operating structure and use of information technology. The choice of different options will reflect the broader strategic thrust of the organization, so the first step in determining the optimal … of the differentiated strategy is an approach that places a premium on service and product excellence, and doing……
How health Policy Impacts APN
Explanation of how health policy can impact the advanced practice nurse profession
The role of APN is to provide primary, specialty, and acute care through assessment, diagnosis, … nurse profession
The role of APN is to provide primary, specialty, and acute care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of those who seek health services. health policies are meant to improve health services, and thus, they affect the APN profession. However, the specific effect of any policy depends on the specific policy (Taft & Nanna, … one of the policies that affected the APN profession was the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This act, at its core, was to provide health to the marginalized, to those with chronic sicknesses, and at the same time, more health from the hospital in favor of outpatient.
Because of the nature of the ACA, the APN profession was impacted through the increment……
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Nurse Informaticists (NIs) are responsible for aiding computer programmers who develop nursing systems in planning and implementing computerized nursing systems. NIs ought to assist computer technocrats with analyzing issues, and put forward a computerized solution with desired results. SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) … a computerized solution with desired results. SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) represents discrete steps followed by system developers for designing, troubleshooting and executing systems needed by clients (McGonigle and Mastrian, 2015). Within the health domain, system development encompasses needs evaluation that involves doctors and other health practitioners, legal aspects, environmental challenges, and technological elements impacting the domain of health.
Planning and requirements definition
Planning represents the ideal instrument for guaranteeing the success of all operations. The nursing leader within the context of … Satao, 2012). Currently, the issue is: coming up with an impactful and appropriate nurse documentation system for resolving the documentation- related challenge……
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The Use of Clinical Systems to Improve Outcomes and Efficiencies: Special Focus on Patient Portals in Diabetes Management
Patient portals come in handy in seeking to promote the … on Patient Portals in Diabetes Management
Patient portals come in handy in seeking to promote the access that patents have to their personal health data. Of relevance on this front could be patient lab results, doctor notes, prescriptions, billing, the relevant information regarding the next appointment, etc. It is also important to note that in some instances, patient portals do permit patients to actively communicate … next appointment, etc. It is also important to note that in some instances, patient portals do permit patients to actively communicate with their health providers. Thus, from a general perspective, patient portals could be described as online tools designed to promote the health and wellbeing of patients by offering patients access to their……
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Jackson, S.L., DesRoaches, C.M., Frosch, D.L., Peacock, S., Oster, N.V. & Elmore, J.G. (2018). Will Use of Patient Portals Help to Educate and Communicate With Patients With Diabetes? Patient Educ Couns., 101(5), 956-959.
Ronda, M.C., Dijkhorst-Oei, L., Vos, R.C. & Rutten, G.E. (2018). Diabetes Care Providers’ Opinions and Working Methods after Four Years of Experience with a Diabetes Patient Web Portal; A Survey among Health Care Providers in General Practices and an Outpatient Clinic. BMC Family Practice, 19(94), 79-84.
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