FOR PHYLLIS YOUNG

FOR PHYLLIS YOUNG

Question 1 SHOULD BE ANSWERED IN 200 WORDS

As an HIM Data Quality Analyst, you know that information interoperability enables the movement of electronic health information to where and when it is needed to support individual healthcare needs and population-oriented uses. Select and describe one population-oriented use such as disaster management, bioterrorism surveillance, and community healthcare tracking that would be useful for a large, county hospital system.

Assignment 1

Instructions

As an HIM Data Quality Analyst, you know that information interoperability enables the

movement of electronic health information to where and when it is needed to support

individual healthcare needs and population-oriented uses. Select a population-oriented

use such as disaster management, bioterrorism surveillance, and community healthcare

tracking that would be useful for a large, county hospital system and create a data

project plan that justifies data integrity as a key strategic resource and mission tool.

Requirements

Create a data project plan for a large, county hospital system. In your data project plan,

justify data integrity as a key strategic resource and mission tool in a 4 to 5 page

document. You can accomplish this by: (1) Selecting a population-oriented use for

electronic data (examples: disaster management, bioterrorism surveillance, community

healthcare tracking); (2) Advocating how information interoperability and information

exchange can be efficiently achieved; and (3) Demonstrating how data stewardship can

be accomplished using secondary databases and population databases

Question 2 SHOULD BE ANSWERED IN 200 WORDS

As the Chief Compliance Officer of the Blue Horizon Hospital Group, you are tasked with aligning the organizations data policies and procedures with the objectives of the HITECH Act. Discuss one of the HITECH objects and how it can be applied to your facility’s data integrity policies and procedures.

Assignment 2

Instructions

As the Chief Compliance Officer of the Southwest Regional Hospital Group, you are

tasked with aligning the organizations data policies and procedures with the objectives

of the HITECH Act. To achieve this alignment, your first objective is to establish policies

and procedures to ensure data integrity internal and external to the enterprise. And your

second objective is to create, evaluate, maintain, and recommend data architectural

models for the enterprise such as clinical data, financial data, and administrative data.

Requirements

 Write a three-page proposal that illustrates how you would meet the above objectives

and incorporate at least 5 of the HITECH Act focus areas:

 Improving healthcare quality, reducing medical errors, reducing health disparities,

and advancing delivery of patient-centered medical care;

 Reducing healthcare costs resulting from inefficiency, medical errors, inappropriate

care, duplicative care, and incomplete information;

 Providing appropriate information to help guide medical decisions at the time and

place of care;

 Ensuring that meaningful public input is included in development of such

infrastructure;

 Improving the coordination of care and information among hospitals, laboratories,

physician offices, and other entities for the secure and authorized exchange of

healthcare information;

 Improving public health activities and facilitating the early identification and rapid

response to public health threats;

 Facilitating health and clinical research and healthcare quality;

 Promoting early detection, prevention, and management of chronic diseases;

 Promoting a more effective marketplace, increased consumer choice, and improved

outcomes in healthcare services; and

 Improving efforts to reduce health disparities.