. Explain the possible threats to patient confidentiality and the ramifications of HIPAA violations.

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For this assignment, you will consider your own facility’s implementation of its electronic
health record, if you have one. If not, you should contact a large health system in your area
and talk to their IT department, or you may select one of your clinical sites and contact that
IT department. Answer the following questions:
1. State the EHR mandate. Who started it? When?
2. What are the goals of the mandate?
3. How does the Affordable Care Act tie in to the mandate?
4. Describe your facility’s plan. If you have already implemented a system, what steps
were taken? Make sure you use the HealthIT.gov website—be clear!
5. Describe “meaningful use”.
6. Explain the possible threats to patient confidentiality and the ramifications of HIPAA
violations.
Please continue to use the principles of setting up an APA 6th edition paper from week 1
and 2 including introduction and conclusion.
The headings for this paper was as follows:
Description of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
 State the EHR mandate. Who started it? When?
 What are the goals and objectives of the mandate? (See lecture)
 How does the Affordable Care Act tie in to the mandate and Obama Administration
tie into the mandate?
Student’s facility’s Plan
 Describe your facility’s plan. Describe each of the six steps listed on the healthit.gov
website and how your facility has addressed these steps or how are they progressing
towards meeting these steps. (See lecture for steps)
Discussion of Meaningful Use
 Describe “meaningful use”.
 Describes your facility’s status in attaining it, reasons why or why not, what needs to
be done.
EHRs and Patient Confidentiality
 Definition of HIPAA laws by describing possible threats to patient confidentiality
 What is being done by your facility to prevent HIPAA violations?
Note: It is HIPAA and not HIPPA
Assignment should include a minimum of 4 professional references. Two (2) references from
required course materials (Burkhardt & Nathaniel textbook) and two (2) peer-reviewed
references. Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such
as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence
based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia,
UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance
recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. All references must be no older than five
years
NRSE 4510: MODULE 5: ASSESSMENT 10: WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT – ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
IMPLEMENTATION – DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
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You may use the articles in the readings as resources for this assignment.
Word limit 600 minimum excluding title and reference pages

 
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