Healthcare fraud is intentionally deceiving, providing false statements, or misrepresentation in order to obtain an unauthorized benefit through billing Federal/State insured agencies e.g. Medicare or Medicaid. Fraudulent activity involves the act of knowingly, willfully, and intentionally committed or committed the act with reckless disregard.
Administration of medications has become more complex and the process more exacting. About 15% of adverse events occurring in hospitals are related to medication. An estimated 98,000 people die every year from medical errors in U.S. hospitals, and a significant number of those deaths are associated with medication errors (Tzeng, Yin & Schneider, 2013). About 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations are due to ADEs annually ("Medication safety basics," August ). These errors occur commonly when the nurse becomes easily distracted and loses focus on the task at hand. Thus, causing him/her to miscalculate the dosage prescribed by the physician. This allows the nurse responsible the
Health Information Management (HIM) is the process of protecting, analyzing, inspecting and acquiring medical information such as health records, each time a patient is seen by a healthcare provider. The HIM professional is an important connection between doctors, nurses, patients, insurance companies and everyone in the medical field. Every time a healthcare professional sees and treats a patient, they record what they observed, how the patient was treated medically, and future steps in the treatment plan discussed between the patient and the healthcare worker. The medical record includes the patient’s symptoms, medical history that includes past, present, and family history, results of studies, such as x-ray reports, or lab results, diagnosis,
Electronic health record (EHR) system transformed the health care system from a paper based industry to one that uses clinical information to provide higher quality of care to the patients by providers. Electronic medical records have many benefits in clinical, organizational and societal outcomes. Clinical outcomes includes improvements in the quality of care and reduction of medical errors. Organizational outcomes include, financial and operational performance as well as higher satisfaction among patients and clinicians. Societal outcomes include, conduct research and attain improved population health. Adoption of EHR can improve quality and reduce the cost. Patient information is readily available on EHR and is accessible by any providers
Collectively, we urge your support for S3111 and respectfully ask for the bill to be posted for a vote in the Senate Budget Committee. We applaud Senator Gill for the introduction of S3111 and Senator Kean and Beach for signing on as co-sponsors of the bill. S3111 was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee with unanimous support. We urge the members of the Budget Committee to lend their support for successful passage of S3111.
When it comes to public health there are many controversies out there. Most of which are due to politics and money. Some of these battles are fought for the good and others are fought for the not so good but one thing is for certain. They will result in change. Today, I am going to look at the controversies that surround concussions in sports and prescription drug abuse. We will look at the battles that have been waged or are still going on and the reason for them.
issues to be able to prevent them from happening again and it helps to do a better job.
Health information technology were developed to transform healthcare services, the way they are provided and compensated. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) becomes an internal part of that transformation process, which can be confirmed from annual Surescripts’ National Progress Report.
Most of us probably cannot recall a world without internet, cellphones, and laptops. Technology has transformed the world we live in today. Undoubtedly, technology has changed the way health care is delivered. Electronic prescribing allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically and directly to the pharmacy. E-prescribing has been demonstrated to reduce prescribing errors in outpatient settings.
Electronic health records are essential in allowing physicians to monitor their patients’ health, notice trends, and potentially prevent hospital readmissions, quickly diagnose diseases, and reduce medical errors.
Micromedex is one of the electronic sources that will help me in prescribing medications. Micromedex medication instructions deliver a single source of evidence- based patient education materials. It provides customized medication information, easily understood by any patient, including indications, contraindications, usage instructions, precautions, interactions, storage, disposal and side effects for both prescription and non prescription drugs. This source provides health care personnel to benefit from the ability to quickly share information directly in the workflow, throughout the continuum of care.
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
Prescription medication abuse has been a growing problem in the United States, and fatalities resulting from this abuse have been increasing at an alarming rate. In just five years from 1999-2004, deaths from prescription opioids have rose by 142% (Paulozzi, Kilbourne, & Desai, 2011). This growing problem has been officially labeled an epidemic by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University, 2014). In an effort to control this growing problem, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been created in various states to try and reduce the abuse of these drugs. “Prompted in part by the diversion of prescription opioids and other pharmaceuticals to nonmedical use, Congress asked
CPOE cuts down the medication error associated with sound alike drugs especially when they are written by physician with cursive handwriting also medical error associated with ordering wrong medication The benefits of these computerized order-entry systems range from very legible orders, completeness of orders, to alerts of possible contraindications based on patient information like allergy apply logic-based rules to patient information to prevent medication errors and adverse drug events