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Describe issues that may arise as health care reform continues to evolve.

Assignment Content
Topic Will be on HIPAA
As a Learning Team, create an 2 -slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes on the topic you selected as a team in Week 2. This presentation will require a deeper examination of your chosen topic as it is an emerging issue/trend in today’s health care industry. Your presentation should:
*Describe issues that may arise as health care reform continues to evolve.
Cite at least 4 reputable references. Reputable references include trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, a textbook, or other sources of similar quality.

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Discuss 2-3 of the ethical issues/challenges surrounding digital technologies in healthcare and explain why the issues/challenges you selected are important to consider.

Discuss 2-3 of the ethical issues/challenges surrounding digital technologies in healthcare and explain why the issues/challenges you selected are important to consider.

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In what professions would you most likely see these individuals?

In the discussion, thoroughly explain the characteristics of your unique 4-letter combination.
What do the 4-letters mean?
What are the alleged behaviors and characteristics that these individuals possess? Discuss whether you agree with these assertions.
In what professions would you most likely see these individuals? Discuss your interest in these potential career paths.
What are the potential benefits of working with these types of individuals? What are the potential challenges of working with these types of individuals?
Results
https://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/enfj

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Identify a potential issue of social justice relevant to your CbSL target population and discuss how service learning might address it.

Reflection #2 Question: Please reflect on the following and review various resources (e.g., websites, textbook content) and use site supervisors as resources where necessary (provide at least 3 sources for reference and citation).
Discuss what social justice means within the healthcare context.
Choose two provisions within the ANA Code of Ethics and apply your understanding of these to the goal of social justice /equity in healthcare.
Identify a potential issue of social justice relevant to your CbSL target population and discuss how service learning might address it.
Please include a brief conclusion and summarize any pertinent issues that the course instructor needs to know about your progress at your CbSL site. Please also summarize your personal efforts related to your progress.
My community site name GoSTEM https://thegostem.org/programs/ APA format, or citations and references

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How do you think the nurses who work on the two units will feel about the change?

Faced with rising costs and declining revenues, the board of directors for a community hospital located in a large Ease Cost city decided to combine its obstetrics and pediatrics units. The obstetrics service was located in the oldest part of the facility, and the labor and delivery rooms were cramped and inefficient. A large medical center nearby offered comfortable, family-centered accommodations and state-of-the-art equipment.
As a result of the more state-of-the-art equipment at the large medical center, several obstetricians had recently moved their practices from the community hospital to the medical center. The board was reluctant to discontinue obstetrics services because the hospital had a long history of providing maternity care to the surrounding community. However, overhead costs for the underutilized and obsolete unit were skyrocketing, and the cost of replacing the unit was prohibitive.
The pediatrics unit, in contrast , was housed in the newest wing of the hospital. The hospital’s emergency department was one of only two in the city equipped to provide pediatric trauma services, and a number of patients were admitted to the service through the emergency department. In addition, a large physician group that specialized in pediatric oncology admitted hundreds of patients to the facility each year. The physician group was recognized nationwide and handled referrals from pediatrics throughout a four-state area.
The consideration of services made sense to the board on several levels. From a cost-control perspective, closing the obsolete facility would save the hospital millions of dollars in renovation expenses. The consolidation also made sense from a patient care point of view. Expectant mothers who were known to have high-risk pregnancies could plan to deliver their babies at a facility that specialized in treating pediatric patients. In addition, the head of the obstetrics unit was scheduled to retire soon, and the board saw an opportunity to make significant changes in the clinical area. The board believed that the obstetrics service should change its focus from handling routine deliveries to handling high-risk pregnancies and thus overcome the competitive disadvantage the hospital now faced when compared with the medical center. The board voted to seek funding for a new center of excellence for the care of high-risk mothers and newborns.
Combining the two units will require fundamental changes because the units are managed in very different ways. The department head of the obstetrics unit is a traditionalist, and the obstetrics staff is accustomed to deferring to his judgement when problems arise. By contrast, the department head of the pediatrics unit believes in self-managed work teams, and her unit is structured into cross-functional teams with independent decision-making authority. There are other obvious differences as well: one unit treats adults and the other treats children. One unit treats women who stay in the unit for a day or two at most, whereas the other treats infants, children, and adolescents for conditions that require complex treatment regimens and long hospital stays. Parents often sleep in their children’s rooms for weeks at a time. Each of the units has a separate identity, and a certain animosity has developed between the units over time.

Case Study Question
1. How do you think the nurses who work on the two units will feel about the change? How will the department heads feel? Who will lose what? How could those losses be acknowledged?
2. Create a communication plans for the project. How would you describe the purpose of the change? What tools would you use to communicate information about the project?
3. Who do you think should act as a change manager for the consolidation?

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Evaluate the challenges associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning opportunities and ways to overcome them.

I need 5 academic sources within the last 5 years to support this paper I need to write and an annotated bibliography to go with them. In APA7 format please.
The paper:
Analyze and evaluate the implications of digital health opportunities (mHealth, Social Media, Telemedicine, Telehealth, and patient portals. Provide recommendations for how patients could be better engaged to improve their health – discuss opportunities and challenges to achieving those goals.
Evaluate the challenges associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning opportunities and ways to overcome them.
Assess the future of informatics from the perspective of health data and analytics by describing each of the following factors:
Leadership, governance, and the role of a healthcare CIO
Strategic HMIS planning and organizational culture
Explain how innovative technologies support the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.
Discuss how the HIS learning culture supports HIS innovation and healthcare reform.

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Discuss the effect that these reports had on the United States healthcare system by describing the initiatives that have advanced Health Information Technology.

Read the two Institute of Medicine Reports “To Err is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm”. Discuss the effect that these reports had on the United States healthcare system by describing the initiatives that have advanced Health Information Technology. Evaluate those goals and the barriers to their achievement.

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Develop policies and procedures that promote enterprise-wide creation, dissemination, and use of quality information.

5-2 Paper: Literature Review and Methodology on HIG
Purpose
This assignment is intended to help you learn to do the following:
• Review extant literature, as it relates to the gaps identified in the current state of health information governance.
• Defend the choice of methodology to tackle the health information governance gaps identified.
Overview
Upon successful completion of the assignment, you should have developed the skills that meet some of the course learning outcomes in being able to:
1. Examine the strategic value of enterprise information in healthcare settings.
2. Develop policies and procedures that promote enterprise-wide creation, dissemination, and use of quality information.
3. Recommend appropriate controls to guard against risks to healthcare information.
4. Implement strategic level policies, processes, and controls for healthcare information and decision making.
Action Items
Use the uploaded APA Literature Review Template to complete this assignment :follow it closely
1. Read the course materials in Module 5 Preparation.
1. In a 4- to 7-page paper, complete the following:
a. Identify 3 research papers or articles that you used when conducting your research on the current state of information governance in healthcare for previous essays/papers in this course thus far. Do not re-use the same writings from your previous essays.
b. Summarize the methodology and results for each.
c. Synthesize the arguments in these articles, noting any common themes and gaps in the research.
d. Identify a reasonable and valuable next step to advance the literature on this topic, i.e. what topics, populations, or methodologies should be investigated next?
2. literature review must contain at least (3)three articles. The articles selected must be academic research papers. DO NOT include blog posts or wiki sources.
3. As you conduct your research, note the relevance of key governance topics, such as, but not limited to, the following:
a. the strategic value of enterprise information in healthcare settings
b. policies and procedures that promote enterprise-wide creation, dissemination, and use of quality information
c. the importance and types of appropriate controls to guard against risks to healthcare information
d. strategic-level policies, processes, and controls utilized for healthcare information and decision making
4. Compose your paper using the supplied/uploaded Literature Review Template. Include your name, the assignment name, the course and section number, and the date. Cite ALL sources according to APA format. Be sure to include references properly cited using APA. Apply appropriate APA headings and subheadings for each prompt.
5. Your work will automatically be checked by Turnitin.
**** Please provide 5-6 Scholarly references from sites ending with .org/doi/edu. Please include the URL’s at the end of each reference on the reference list. (3) of the references can be from the (3) scholarly articles used.
***** Apply appropriate APA headings and subheadings for each prompt.
**** Please write paper in APA 7 standards
**** Please follow the Module 5 blue hyperlink above in Action Items for specific module preparation items. You may need my Franklin user information. It will be uploaded as always.
****Please see uploaded grading rubric for this assignment
****Please answer questions/area in red italics.
****Feel free to use the Franklin University Library to find 3 research articles to use. Highly recommend this****
****This is the biggest assignment and worth the most points in this entire class (250 points) total. This is also the only assignment for this week.
Just a reminder that your literature review must contain at least three articles. The articles selected must be academic research papers. DO NOT include blog posts or wiki sources. Here are a few helpful links:
Writing a Literature Review- Short Video from USU (Links to an external site.)
Franklin University- DHA Literature Review Guide
**Please see uploaded 5-2 Paper Actions Items word doc for assignment specifics****
***Literature Review template is uploaded as well. Please use that template

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What do we currently know/not know about health policy and this topic?

Complex Care is the health policy topic I’ve chosen to research for this paper.
The use of secondary data is expected in order to develop a policy problem statement/problem question, and carefully analyze the health policy issue. Economic analysis should be utilized in order to separate the symptoms of the problem from the real health policy problem. The central focus of the paper must be a specific health policy problem, not a generalized healthcare problem (Ex: “obesity” and “diabetes” are too broad of topics; please focus on narrower and more specific policy issues). This paper will pay particular attention to the secondary effects that result from past/current/changing/needed health policies that best apply to Complex Care and summarize the managerial implications that are most relevant. Paraphrase all sources very carefully instead of using quotations, and do not plagiarize.
APA formatted in-text citations and a formal reference list are required. Papers must use Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font with 1″ margins bordering all sides of the page. The paper will consist of a ten-page (double-spaced) analysis of the specific policy issue(s), with no less
than ten current textbook or journal references (no .com websites!).
The format of the paper must consist of the following sections:
Abstract/Executive Summary (250-400 words, key information only)
Introduction of the Specific Health Policy Issue/Problem/Question
Literature Review – what do we currently know/not know about health policy and this topic?
Break this information down by logical subheadings
Methods – how did you find your research? Search terms? Databases? Etc.
Discussion of specific related policies – what is in place, what should change, etc. Is it working?
Why/why not? Suggestions?
Specific Managerial Implications – what do healthcare managers need to know about your topic?
What could they do to help the issue – be specific?
References (don’t forget in-text citations too!)
I have attached a sample paper on what the paper breakdown should look like.

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Explain the skills and training needed by a new health information professional to be successful in a position.

Assessment 2 Instructions: Information System Job Descriiption and Summary
• This assessment is 2 parts. Part 1: Write a 2-3 page executive summary, summarizing the position and advocating to leadership for the need of it.
• Part 2: Develop a 1-2 page job descriiption for a Health Information professional that is accompanied by a 2-3 page executive summary, summarizing the position and advocating to leadership for the need of it.
Introduction
Health care managers in today’s modern environment need to understand the importance and role of health information management (HIM). This also includes an understanding of the professional needs to ensure the HIMs are compliant and operating in an efficient and effective manner. In this assessment, you will once again work with the interactive scenario at a fictional hospital system. You will be tasked with researching health information professionals, their job functions and abilities to help the organization maintain or improve their HIM systems. You will apply your research of health information professionals and their job functions to the scenario by creating and developing a job descriiption that matches the organization’s needs. It is important for organizations to hire the right professionals to manage their health information systems ensuring that those professionals and their skills are in line with organizational goals.
In your career as a health care manager, it may become necessary to create specific job postings based on your organization’s staffing needs. One of those positions might be a health information manager or health IT professional. Understanding the duties and responsibilities of this job will enable you to recruit qualified candidates more effectively. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate the value of this position to the organization or relevant stakeholders. By improving your ability to advocate for your staffing and resource needs you will be better prepared to make convincing arguments for funding.
Scenario
For this assessment, refer to your work on the Analysis of Electronic Health Records System assignment (attached) You may also wish to refer back to the Vila Health: Analysis of an EHR System simulation and the documents in the resources provided for this assessment section (attached)
Now that you have made recommendations on an EHR and meaningful use compliance, leadership has decided to hire a Health Information manager to oversee the EHR and other relevant HIM. This person will be responsible for ensuring long-term meaningful use compliance and work with the staff, stakeholders, and vendors to ensure continued success and seamless use of the EHR system.
Since you spent so much time analyzing the organization’s systems, the new hire will report directly to you and you will take the lead in the hiring process.
Preparation
CAPELLA MULTIMEDIA
Click the following link to work through the media piece. (attached)
• Vila Health: Analysis of an EHR System.
Before you start drafting the job descriiption for the new hire, you must fully understand the following components of the EHR or HIM systems.
• Workflow analysis.
• Software licensing.
• Training.
• Infrastructure.
• Hardware.
• Vendor and Vendor Roles.
• Billing alignment with third-party payers.
• Medical coding and billing processes.
The new hire will have a role in overseeing all the components of EHR or HIM systems. This is a mid-level management position and leadership is looking for you create a position that meets the needs of the organization and is financially feasible.
Use the Capella University Library, the resources provided for this assessment, and the Internet to assist you in the following:
• Research specific HIM management certifications such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Center for Healthcare Information Management (CHIM), and Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
• Identify specific job functions of a health information professional.
• Explain the skills and training needed that align with the points under Preparation in this assessment (EHR or HIM systems).
• Review current job descriiptions from organizations similar to Independence Medical Center.
• Evaluate the role of the HIM or other health IT professional.
Developing an understanding and vision of these points about the new hire and their position will be critical in effectively creating a job descriiption that will yield the types of candidates that you and the Vila Health organization want for the position.
Instructions
For this assessment, you will create two deliverables. First, create a 2–3-page executive summary that summarizes the need for the position; this will be presented to leadership prior to posting the job descriiption and advertising it to potential candidates. Second, create a 1–2-page job descriiption detailing the position of health information professional that you want to hire.
The executive summary’s purpose is to present a clear case for the need of the health information professional’s position to be hired. You should support this need with evidence from your analysis that you completed in this course’s first assessment. The executive summary will be assessed with the following scoring guide criteria:
• Explain an organization’s need for a health information professional to ensure long-term meaningful use and current incentive program compliance.
• Analyze the potential financial impacts of hiring a new health information professional.
• In other words, what will it cost to hire and employ the new health information professional versus the potential costs incurred by failing meaningful use compliance, or failing to achieve incentives from current programs?
• Support hiring need and recommendations with specific evidence to encourage buy-in from leadership.
The job-descriiption will allow you to layout the desired skills and responsibilities for the health information professional. It should include a minimum and a preferred education, experience, and training requirement. The job descriiption will be assessed with the following scoring guide criteria:
• Describe specific job functions of a new health information professional.
• Explain the skills and training needed by a new health information professional to be successful in a position.
In addition to the points mentioned so far in this assessment, the following scoring guide criteria will be assessed throughout your assessment:
• Communicate the need for and job requirements of a health information professional in a manner that is clear and concise.
• Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.
Additional Requirements
Your executive summary should meet the following requirements:
• Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
• Professional format: The executive summary format is consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration.
• APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to the current APA style and formatting standards.
• Number of resources: 3–5 peer-reviewed resources from scholarly journal articles. Must be within the last 5 years
• Length:
• Executive Summary: This should be 2–3 pages typed, following APA alignment, double-spaced. Page count excludes the title page and reference page. You do not need to write an abstract for this assessment.
• Job Descriiption: This should be 1–2 pages. Job descriiption format should be followed a typical job descriiption based on your research.
• Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
• Competency 2: Analyze administrative, clinical, management, and decision-support information technology tools. (L12.1, 12.2, 14.3)
• Explain an organization’s need for a health information professional to ensure long-term meaningful use and current incentive program compliance.
• Describe specific job functions of a new health information professional.
• Explain the skills and training needed by a new health information professional to be successful in a position.
• Competency 3: Apply best practices relative to the financial assessments and decisions required for the implementation of health information systems. (L 8.1, 8.2, 8.4)
• Analyze the potential financial impacts of hiring a new health information professional.
• Competency 4: Apply evidence to influence buy-in from all stakeholders. (L10.5)
• Support hiring need and recommendations with specific evidence to encourage buy-in from leadership.
• Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in health care administration. (L6.1, L6.2, L6.3, and L6.4)
• Communicate the need for and job requirements of a health information professional in a manner that is clear and concise.
• Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.