Healthcare Informatics

You are an informatics nurse specialist working in a healthcare organization that is merging with another organization of comparable size. As a result of the merger, funds have been designated to offer services in a satellite facility. You are responsible to lead the project committee in implementing a health information system (HIS) that meets current HITECH and HIPAA Security and Privacy regulatory requirements.

A.  Discuss and analyze health information systems by doing the following:

1.  Summarize advantages and disadvantages of a system, including the following:

•  usability

•  interoperability

•  scalability

•  compatibility

2.  Describe how a system will affect patient care and documentation.

3.  Explain how using a system to access information will affect the quality and delivery of nursing care and patient outcomes.

B.  Discuss how a system will benefit the organization by addressing the following:

1.  Provide two ways that quality improvement (QI) data collected from a system can lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups.

2.  Explain how a system will meet HITECH and HIPAA security standards and regulations, including the following:

•  data storage integrity

•  data backup and recovery

3.  Explain how a system will protect patient privacy.

4.  Describe how adopting a system will improve organizational efficiency and productivity by addressing the following factors to the organization, including the following:

•  standardizing documentation

•  reducing waste

•  increasing productivity

•  human and capital resource

C.  Describe four essential stakeholder roles needed to form an interdisciplinary team to work on a system implementation, including the following:

•  each team member’s title in the organization

•  each team member’s role in the implementation of the health information system

•  each team member’s expertise and how it contributes to the success of the project

D.  Discuss your plan for evaluating the success of the implementation of a system by incorporating two professional organization standards.

E.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

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