The literature is replete with information that HIS are complex and that healthcare is a complex system. However, implementation of HIS creates simplicity out of the complex structures and processes in our clinical and business management. One of the most important and widely acquired applications in the HIS is the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Describe what an EHR application is.
Discuss the purposes of implementing an EHR application.
Discuss the cost of acquiring and implementing an EHR application.
Describe the major steps in implementing an EHR application.
Identify at least four major causes of failures in acquiring an EHR application.
Identify and describe the major components of HIPAA standards specific to an EHR application. 500 words
The literature is replete with information that HIS are complex and that healthcare is a complex system. However, implementation of HIS creates simplicity out of the complex structures and processes in our clinical and business management.
Describe what HIS architecture is and why healthcare administrators need to understand HIT/HIS architecture.
Discuss the architecture of enterprise hospital information system (EHIS) and explore its advantages and disadvantages.
Describe and discuss how HIS architecture can be analyzed.
The following resources are provided for this discussion:
From your course textbook, Information Systems for Healthcare Management, review the following chapter:
HIT Architecture and Infrastructure
From the Internet, review the following:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2014). A robust health data infrastructure. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/ptp13-700hhs_white.pdf
Mistades, E. (2017, September 6). Enterprise architecture for healthcare. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enterprise-architecture-healthcare-emmanuele-mistades
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2017). Health information technology. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/health-information-technology/index.html
Clinical processes and business processes in healthcare are both knowledge driven and expensive. Experts agree that knowledge management must be incorporated at the front end of both clinical and business processes to improve quality outcomes of care as well as financial outcomes.
· Describe the two key areas of knowledge management in healthcare.
· Provide at least three examples of baked-in knowledge in financial workflow and the utility of baked-in knowledge.
· Using a fictitious healthcare organization, conduct a cost evaluation for an EHR application. 500 words
The role of a chief information officer (CIO) is critical in the acquisition, implementation, maintenance, and improvement in HIT. Healthcare administrators work collaboratively with a CIO with the goal of achieving organizational improvements in both clinical and business processes and while ensuring quality safe care, access, and cost containment.
· Interview a CIO from two healthcare facilities and ask the following questions:
· What are the duties and responsibilities of a CIO?
· What are the required skills and competencies of a CIO?
· Who does the CIO report to, and how are decisions made in HIT/health information systems implementation? Prepare and present an organizational chart for each organization.
· What future challenges does the CIO anticipate in the next five years?
· Compare and contrast each of the CIO’s duties and responsibilities, required skills and competencies, and reporting mechanisms.
· Evaluate both CIOs’ perceptions of challenges in the next five years and make recommendations in addressing each challenges. 500 words
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