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Describe industry standards for protecting data integrity and for mitigating risks that safeguard health information systems.

ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Competencies: 744.2.1: Information Management – The graduate evaluates information management systems that support timely, high quality, patient-centered care. 744.2.2: Leadership in Information Technology – The graduate integrates knowledge of nursing initiatives, professional organizations, and leadership into strategies for enhancing nursing informatics. 744.2.3: Health Information Systems – The graduate evaluates features and functions of health information systems necessary to meet the needs of healthcare delivery. 744.2.4: Electronic Health Record – The graduate evaluates patient data and electronic health records to inform practice. 744.2.5: Information Security – The graduate evaluates the privacy and security of data within healthcare organizations. 744.2.7: Current and Future Technologies – The graduate evaluates the implications of current and emerging technologies for practice, research, education, and administration.

Introduction: Current and emerging technologies in healthcare provide nurses with the opportunity to improve patient outcomes through ever-increasing access to data and evidence. Information support systems affect decisions made at both the point of care and the organizational levels. Nurses who are prepared at the master’s level fill a key role in leading unit and organizational change to incorporate these emerging technologies in order to promote patient safety and enhance quality of care. Scenario: 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 to underserved populations in a satellite facility that is supported by remote technology. You are to lead the project committee in migrating to a common health information system that meets current regulatory requirements. Requirements:

A.  Write a scholarly paper in which you do the following:

1.  Reference three sources in your paper from academic, professional journals or websites or governmental resources that have been written within the past five years.

2.  Analyze the technology necessary to meet the federally mandated requirements that will affect the merged healthcare organizations in the given scenario.

3.  Describe your project committee by doing the following:

a.  Identify four essential interdisciplinary team members to be on the project committee, including each team member’s position in the organization.

b.  Describe the role each team member identified in part A3a will play in migrating to the common health information system.

c.  Explain why the expertise of each team member identified in part A3a is necessary for the success of this project.

4.  Describe why interoperability is important to healthcare delivery.

a.  Explain why standardized nursing terminology is important to use when capturing nursing-specific data.

5.  Identify two recent federal regulatory requirements that support health information technology

a.  Describe two components of the new system in the scenario that meet the federal regulatory requirements from part A5.

6.  Discuss potential security threats to the health information system.

a.  Identify two essential system features designed to ensure the protection of patient privacy.

b.  Describe industry standards for protecting data integrity and for mitigating risks that safeguard health information systems.

7.  Consider the implications of current and emerging technologies by doing the following:

a.  Describe two nonclinical applications of emerging technology designed to support communication with remote satellite facilities.

b.  Describe two clinical applications of emerging technology designed to support the assessment and delivery of patient care in remote satellite facilities.

B.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section. Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment. Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.

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