Healthcare Quality HW

Healthcare Quality HW

Instructions: Answer ALL the questions below. You may use the text (chapter 3, Glandon for questions 1,2 and 3), slides from class and chapter 3, Sultz and Young. You may also use external sources (www.hit.gov) to answer these questions. Please also read chapter 1. PLEASE cite your work and sources. Upload a word document. All questions require a minimum of 200 words each.

Q1: Can Government intervention in HIT be justified? Why or why not? (Hint: Chapter 3 – pages 53-56.) 5 points

Q2: What is HIPAA? Why was it passed? What are the two key provisions of this legislation? What are the potential benefits to healthcareorganizations to be gained by compliance with HIPAA standards? What are the potential benefits to patients and consumers of health care? (Hint: read glandon, chapter 3 pages 59-64 + www.hit.gov – cite your sources; summarize benefits in your own words) 5 points

Q 3: What is the HITECH act? Why was it passed? What are the potential benefits to providers (doctors and hospitals) by responding to this legislation? What are the potential drawbacks? (Hint: read Glandon, chapter 3 pgs-64-70; summarize benefits and drawbacks in your own words) 5 points

Q 4: Read chapter 1 and then answer the following question: Order the following types of healthcare information systems from most important to least important to a healthcare organization, and discuss why you chose this order. (5 points)

a) Clinical information

b) Operational management

c) Strategic decision support

d) Electronic networking and e-health applications

Cite appropriately

 
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