Imagine you have been contracted to consult on the recent developments at the Featherfall Medical Center. Featherfall has been struggling of late; it has had a series of problems that have prompted your hiring. It has faced the following issues:
1. Featherfall has recently violated several government regulations regarding the current state of its technology and how it is being used. The technology system is vastly out of date, and staff are not always using the technology that is in place or they are using the technology inappropriately. These problems have lost the institution lots of money for not meeting government regulations and have caused operational and ethical problems from inefficient and ineffective use of technology.
2. The staff at Featherfall are not well-trained on the use of technology and do not communicate appropriately about technology use. The roles thatpertinent to your consult are the health information management team, the clinical staff (doctors, nurses, etc.), and administrative staff. The health information management team uses proper coding practices, and the current technology system serves them well, despite its age. However, other rolesin the hospital have had issues with the system. Clinical staff, for instance, have had record-keeping issues both due to lack of training on the system and the system itself being out of date. Administrative staff within the organization have taken issue with the lack of communication about the technology and its use between the various roles. When the current technology system was chosen many years ago, the needs of these various roles were not considered.
In this milestone, you will submit a discussion of the history of healthcare information management/informatics and the current landscape in terms of technology. This milestone will set the stage for your project.
In this milestone, you will submit an analysis of how the company in the case study is non complia
nt and the strategies (general, not specifics) to move it toward compliance.
Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed:
II. Health Regulations and Laws Ramifications: In this section of your final project, you will finish your preparation by reviewing and explaining the ramifications for the organization if it decides to wait on addressing its recent violations regarding technology use.
A). Determine how violating health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the
finances of the institution if these violations are not addressed. Be sure to support your response with examples.
B). Determine how violating health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the
daily operations of the institution if these violations are not addressed. Be sure to support
your response with examples.
C). Determine how violating health regulations and laws regarding technology could impact the
security of the health information in the institution if these violations are not addressed. Be sure to support your response with examples.
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