Topic: Identify the ethical, legal and regulatory policy issues related to health care information systems.
Last week’s readings covered ethical, legal and regulatory policy issues related to health care information systems. As you work on your Stage 3 assignment, you will provide definitions for a list of these issues and policies, and explain their impact on the implementation and use of health care IT systems.
GROUP 1: Review the list of 20 ethical, legal and regulatory topics in the Stage 3 assignment. Select one (preferably different from others previously chosen, but this is not required) and:
- Put the topic in the Subject line of your posting
- Discuss an event in your life that relates to that topic
- What it meant to you
- What suggestions you have for improving the outcome or ensuring that others benefit if it was a positive outcome.
GROUPS 2, 3 and 4: For at least two postings, respond by discussing your own experience with that topic and your suggestion(s) for improving the outcome or ensuring that others benefit if it was a positive outcome.
EVERYONE: Review the criteria in the Discussion Grading Rubric, and reply to those who critique your work or post other points of view. Be sure to demonstrate your understanding of the topic and analytical thinking.
Patients are taking a much more active and involved role in their health care and, in doing so, they can help ensure the accuracy of their health information and its use. The Journal of Participatory Medicine, on its website http://www.jopm.org/ provides the following:
“Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum of care on all issues related to an individual’s health. Participatory medicine is an ethical approach to care that also holds promise to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction and improve the cost of care.”
EVERYONE: Visit the website http://www.jopm.org/ and click on the “Evidence” or “Columns” drop down menus and select an article. Provide a brief summary of the article, and explain in your own words how the approach described can help improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction, and/or improve the cost of care. Add 2-3 sentences with your opinion of the article, the research, or other aspect of what you read.
Responses to others’ postings are encouraged, but not required.