ULTA Beauty faces various political, economic, sociocultural, technological, ecological, and legal factors in its external environment. These factors can affect corporate strategy and should be considered during strategy development as they provide threats and opportunities afforded to the company. Although the factors mentioned below create risk for the company, ULTA Beauty has turned the political, sociocultural, and ecological factors into an opportunity, while striving to plan for and minimize legal, economic, and technological risk.
Health information technology can advance the health of individuals and aid with the performance of providers to produce and improve quality and cost savings in patients’ health. In 2009, Congress passed, and former President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Buntin, Burke, Hoaglin and Blumenthal, 2011). Authorized by the HITECH Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) has worked on health IT. The Health IT created legislation and regulations to provide requirements and certification criteria that the EHRs must meet to ensure health care
So many things can be done to insure the safety of patients Electronic Health Records (EHR). In order to ensure their protection HIPAA has instituted the Privacy and Security Rules that pertain to the safeguard of the Administrative, Physical, and Technical aspect to a patients EHRs. This insures that your provider puts into place measurements that guard against any unauthorized use of a patients PHI.
Obtaining certification in a specialty area is one way a nurse confirms she has achieved the necessary knowledge and skill within that practice area to be considered above average (Rauen, Shumate, & Gendron-Trainer, 2016). In order to realize my goal of board certification as a master’s prepared informatics nurse, I must first gain the required education, expertise, and competence through classes and practice experiences. This paper will discuss how each MSN core course, each MSN specialty course, and each potential practice experience will improve upon the competencies needed to obtain board certification in informatics after obtaining my MSN from American Sentinel University.
(September 30, 2013) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published amended rules applicable to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in January 2013. As explained by the Secretary of HHS, healthcare has experienced significant changes since HIPAA was enacted in 1996. The implementation of electronic medical records is just one of those changes. The new HIPAA regulations are designed to provide patients with better privacy protection, and additional rights not included in the original HIPAA rules. The new rules became effective on Sept. 23, 2013.
The Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA) of 1996 provides security provisions and data privacy for protecting a patient’s medical information. HIPAA has guidelines to ensure that a patient’s confidentiality is maintained while allowing the communication of a patient’s medical records between certain bodies or people or officials. Officials that a patient’s medical records can be shared with are other health care providers, health plans, business associates, and health care clearinghouses. HIPAA protects all “ individually identifiable health information”. There is a specific protocol to follow when sharing a patient’s medical information. Theses steps are imperative to maintaining the patient’s privacy.
In addition, the business data will be stored on these devices, being or not protected only by the individual security awareness of each employee. Therefore, it is likely that the confidentiality of corporate data will be compromised if an employee’s device is lost or stolen. Take Godiva, a chocolate manufacturer, as an example. On November 25, 2014, they notified employees of the company of a data breach when a Human Resources employee, who was traveling to retail sites, had a briefcase stolen from a car. The briefcase contained a laptop that had employee information on it. The lap top was not encrypted, and the information included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and driver license numbers of Godiva’s
Since HIPAA become mandatory on most of the health care organization, patient information is more secure compared to previous. Health care organization are investing huge amount of fund for safety measures to protect the patient information and i think this is the main concern in today's advanced health care
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets security standards for safeguarding important patient health information that is being stored and maintained in analog and digital forms. As new technologies continue to facilitate the healthcare industry’s transition to paperless processes, health care providers, insurance companies, and other institutions are also growing increasingly dependent on electronic information systems to manage their HIPAA compliance programs. As a result, the safety and security of sensitive health data has become a major concern across the board.
The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information. Similar breach notification provisions implemented and enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), apply to vendors of personal health records and their third party service providers, pursuant to section 13407 of the HITECH Act. . ("Privacy HHS.gov," n.d.)
The use of Health Records are used by both, clinicians and non-clinicians (secondary purposes). Reasons to why clinicians may use a patient records are for confidential data such as patient care (diagnosis and treatment), chronological documentation of clinical care, method of cross discipline education, research activities, public health monitoring and for quality improvement activities. In contrast, non-clinicians may use is for non-confidential informational data such as billing and reimbursement, verifying disabilities, and legal documentation of care. While both clinicians and non-clinicians may use it for different purposes,
Health information exchange or HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers and patients to access vital medical information. It also allows them to share medical information securely and electronically. HIE improves the speed, quality, safety, and the cost of patient care.For many years patient's files were stored using paper methods, transferring them by mail, fax or transferred it by hand to every appointment. Changing to electronic file improves the completeness of patient's medical records. It makes decision making of healthcare providers avoid readmissions, avoid medication errors, improve diagnosis, and decreases the amount of times test are reordered. There are other benefits to health information exchange
When the Hospital Standardization Program established their initial set of minimum standards, one of the prescriptive measures required healthcare organizations to maintain medical records for patient treatment. The necessity of creating, and preserving a detailed account of a patient’s history, laboratory results, and treatment seems rudimentary today. The Hospital Standardization Program made significant advances in enforcing proper documentation. Building on that legacy, TJC strengthened standards involving appropriate medical documentation by including strict timelines for completion. For example, TJC mandates a patient’s History and Physical (H&P) report be completed within 24 hours of admission. Several elements must be included
Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical care decisions, by accessing previous care provided to patients including treatment and diagnosis. Quick access to information through EHR enables health care providers to treat patients faster as there is no need for records to be mailed or