Essay: Healthcare Informatics
Objective: Describe the functions and applications of healthcare informatics for overcoming three challenges in the healthcare industry.
Medical science and technology are key aspects of the healthcare industry. Technology supports medical science by facilitating the sharing of information and treatment of medical conditions and storing data about a patient’s medical history. The goal for healthcare informatics is to solve the challenges of enhancing patient care quality, privacy and security. In this essay, you will examine how healthcare informatics is applied to solve challenges in the healthcare industry.
The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (APAstyle.org). A minimum of three sources must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Read the following scenario and questions, then use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to summarize your responses.To keep up with all the changes in legislation and healthcare informatics, Dr. Basset, chief medical officer at your hospital, has hired you as a healthcare administrator to help identify best practices for solving issues surrounding patient care quality, privacy and security. You will begin by researching the top healthcare informatics challenges.
Choose three different challenges.
Dr. Basset would like to know how other healthcare entities are solving these challenges.
Identify three healthcare informatics challenges.
What are the benefits and risks for each healthcare informatics challenge? Consider any issues related to ethics (AHIMA Code of Ethics), confidentiality, compatibility and electronic transfer of medical information.
Illustrate each challenge by describing how it’s managed at a “best-practice” healthcare organization.