This paper will illustrate how Hennepin County (HC) utilize monitor and maintain EHR records for the following business lines hospital, outpatient clinics, health, social and human service. Data sharing of EHR has allowed the organization to successfully provide care coordination for the population we serve. As healthcare evolves and service delivery continues to influence healthcare, it is essential that each business lines work together and collaborate to effectively access EHR within the Epic system. EHR systems, data bases, web portals are critical for a healthcare provider remain compliant with federal regulations. I am an HC employee, and my organization is unique, because we own and operate Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act laid out the groundwork for a program designed to equip hospitals and medical practices around the country with electronic health record systems by providing financial incentives (p. 245). However, in some markets such as long-term care facilities the transition to electronic system has been slow. Professional nurses whose careers are in long-term care in our nation will play major role in getting electronic health systems into these settings. It will take nurse advocating for these systems and continuation of research showing evidence that supports widespread adaptation of these systems, but nurse united under one cause, best practice can make anything happen.
The Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (Price-Anderson Act) was first signed into law on September 2, 1957. The act serves as an amendment to the 1946 Atomic Energy Act (AEA), intended to stimulate development of the private nuclear industry by establishing limits of liability and indemnifying the nuclear industry against liability from a nuclear incident. Additionally provides compensation coverage for the general public in case of an incident. (Hore, 2009). The Price-Anderson Act places an increasingly disproportionate liability on the taxpayer in the event of a nuclear incident, whether accidental, from negligent or malicious acts, effectively protecting the industry regardless of fault.
Truth in lending act(TILA) is a federal law that requires creditors and lenders to share every standardized information when apply for a loan. The act helps consumer know exactly what they are signing up for. The act was enacted on June 29, 1968. The main goal of the act was to prevent creditor and lenders from scamming, having hidden information, and making sure the consumer knows what they are signing for.
Throughout the past decades, many acts have been passed in support of health information technology and the adaptation of such technology. Two of those acts, the HIPAA (health insurance portability and accountability) Act and the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act, focus on protecting patient health information and utilizing health information technology. Although these acts bring about many positive changes within the healthcare industry, there are some downsides regarding the implementation of these acts, as there are with many acts that are passed. Both of these acts provide security to patient health information, however, the HITECH Act contributes more to the utilization of the electronic health
There are distinct advantage to embracing Health IT. Fully integrated EHRs enable rapid adaptation away from a volume-based care delivery model toward an alternative quality-based model. Tracking and improving quality of care with key performance indicators is essential to meet HHS and consumer expectation. Providers and clinicians participating in the CMS Shared Savings Program will find access to clinical intelligence enables efficient reporting and performance monitoring.
The focus of this paper will be geared toward the impact that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology have on the cost of health care. The regulations connected to HIPAA have an impact on cost through enforcement, noncompliance, and implementation. HIPAA is a vital tool in the protection of PHI of patients and the improvement of the Medicare and Medicaid programs (Cleverly). Trying to contribute to the improvement of Medicare alone can be a daunting and expensive task alone, but to add the addition of protecting the health records of millions of patients adds to the rising cost. Health Information Technology (HIT), aids in the enforcement of HIPAA and helps with billing patients accurately for services that they have received (Wizemann).
In 1863 a National Bank Act was created. It was created in order to design a national banking system, send out war loans, and establish a national currency that was available to all the people. Congress believed that this new bank system would be a smart decision since it would help resolve the financial crisis during the early events of the Civil War. The South struggled with finding financial support throughout the war. Tax programs were recently not put into effect, leaving them lost.
"It's much cheaper to keep people well than it is to treat them when they're sick," he says. "Part of wellness will be monitoring what's specifically important about each patient, like bathroom scales for congestive heart failure patients or glucometers for diabetics that transmit data directly to their EHRs." -John D. Halamka, MD, MS(McBride). That being said the Electronic Health Record or EHR has made monitoring health even easier with the ability for patients to access their records from home, email their doctors among other
Week 9 Overcoming Factors That Impact Informatics Initiatives DB Main Post Informatics impacts the healthcare setting, through the implementation of EHRs. A nurse informaticist not only manages the implementation of technology but follows guidelines set by ANA. Growth in nursing is moving forward as technology is erupting on the scene. The purpose of this paper does nurse impact leadership change for nurses moving into nursing informatics. Can implementation of technological transformation the care of patients, and components of ANCC Magnet health care set?
The ROI of EHRs article breaks down the importance of Electronic health records. Healthcare leaders need to have an open-mind about electronic health records to gain a better organized system. Health organizations spend billions trying to find a working system instead of changing to the electronic health records system. Most organizations are making their IT department play bigger role working along with physicians to make electronic health records a key component of healthcare facilities making EHRs an effective program. Electronic Health Records are important to improving the quality of care provided, being able to find a patients history of care at a click of a button.
Other than HIPAA, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is a major federal policy initiative that affects the healthcare information technology (HIT) in the past years. However, its policy is used to protect the EHR system from a security breach that can cause multi-million dollar fines to the company (Campus Safety Magazine, 2010). In 2009, President Obama signed HITECH Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with authority, so it can establish programs that will improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency using HIT (Hebda & Czar, 2013). Certainly, HITECH is one of the significant health care reforms that have a major
EHR has its advantages and disadvantages of implementing new technology in the health care system, EHR can help improve collaboration, communication, performance, and decrease added work. The author believes that the incentives that the government is providing for physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health records system will help improve accessibility to patient data, improve preventative health, and provide a collaboration from both patients and health professionals to increase patient ’s outcomes of their overall
The Dream Act Introduction The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act or more commonly referred to as “The Dream Act”, made its debut as a bill some 16 years ago, during the Bush Administration. In the years passed the bill has been call for several votes but has yet to prevail. There the bill sit waiting to become law. The Dream Act in its original form, contained such language that would provide thousands of immigrant children the opportunity to receive U.S. Residency (a “Green Card”). The Dream Act would have ultimately allowed children born to immigrant/undocumented parents within U.S. boarders the ability to serve in the U.S. military or person a degree in higher education, began a career and even get a driver’s license.
Depending on the type of office and the patients there in, will determine what electronic health system you will need. Some doctors have patients that need a high level of care and lots of tests and other documented information, like cardiology. Other offices might be able to use a simple program because they don 't have many patients or the patients they do have don 't require extensive documentation. You have to consider the amount of time you may, or may not have to train the staff and get all the information transferred. Once the needs of the facility are determined, it is then important to decide on a system that will coincide.