National Committee for Quality Assurance Accrediting organizations, such as the National Committee for Quality Assuran... ... middle of paper ... ...w what healthcare services are safe and effective. References Donini-Lenhoff, F. (2011). Unknown Unknowns: Heath, Healthcare, and the Future. Journal Of Best Practices In Health Professions Diversity: Education, Research & Policy, 4(1), 615-619. Feder, H. M. (2009).
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Taking care of our health is an essential portion of our life. In modern world, our healthcare system promotes and expects us as an individual to actively participate in our own health care, actively participate in decision-making, manage chronic conditions, follow up with medical care. Health literacy supports empowerment to take control of our own health. It involves not only the transmission of health information, but means to acquire the knowledge, abilities and needed skills to ensure on that knowledge to maintain health. Patient education that includes self-directing care and empowerment has showed thru the studies to be cost-effective.
Furthermore, it only make sense that more personalized and precise problem-solving methods and procedures will be devised in the future. Accordingly, the following paragraphs will analyze the significance of the Meaningful Use program for nurses, nursing, national health policy, patient outcomes, and population health associated with the collection and use of the programs core criteria. Overview The Meaningful Use program is a detailed curriculum set in place to validate the use of electronic health records, at the same time, managing privacy and security of patient’s confidential information (Medicare, 2010). By the same token, attaining a Meaningful Use program will play a factor in whether an institute will be given expenditures from the federal government by either the Medicare (EHR) Incentive Program or the Medicaid (EHR) Incentive Program (Medicare, 2010). Generally speaking, this system was implemented to improve the quality of care for patients, increase security measures, and decrease healthcare discrepancies (Medicare, 2010).
“Meaningful use” is “using certified technology in EHR implementation to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities; engage patients and families; improve care coordination; and maintain privacy and security of patient health information” (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2013). The federal government has encouraged EHR use in hopes that it will significantly improve patient care. There is the intent that electronic health records will allow any provider access to important patient health information no matter where the patient is, while “creating a comprehensive national electronic health information network that leads to a reduction in the duplication of tests, an improvement in the cost-effectiveness of interventions, and the ability to compile a comprehensive patient history” (McBride, Delaney, Tietze, 2012). While the implementation of EHR’s has good intent, an important question is, “How are the implementation of EHRs having an effect on emergency nursing and patient care?” Benefits of EHR Use in the Emergency Department Nurses are... ... middle of paper ... ...ers to consider long-term benefits. (2012).
Electronic Health Record Paper Introduction According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “an EHR is an electronic version of a patients medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports”. (www.cms.gov, 2012). EHRs will replace paper health care records, in aid to help health caregivers provide quality patient care. It is supposed to improve quality care, reduce cost, and help resolve medication errors to help achieve best outcomes for the patient overall health care. In this paper I will discuss about the national electronic health record (EHR) mandate.
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For years now, the healthcare system in the United States have managed patient’s health records through paper charting, this has since changed for the better with the introduction of an electronic medical record (EMR) system. This type of system has helped healthcare providers, hospitals and other ambulatory institutions extract data from a patient’s chart to help expedite clinical diagnosis and providing necessary care. Although this form of technology shows great promise, studies have shown that this system is just a foundation to the next evolution of health technology. The transformation of EMR to electronic heath record system (EHR) is the ultimate goal of the federal government. Adoption of Meaningful Use in Today’s Healthcare society The federal government has taken a stance to standardized care by creating incentive programs that are mandated under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009.
This piece of work is aim at appraising a health education leaflet (Appendix 1) associated to a present-day NHS campaign on health promotion and which for the reason of this assignment will throughout this work will be called “the leaflet”. Sizing up this leaflet will include: a description of why this leaflet was chosen; the origin of the leaflet; dissection of the design and typography of the leaflet including the effectiveness of textual layout and illustration supported by references and finally, an appraisal of the information content contained within the leaflet. Body The leaflet which is found at the end of this piece of work (Appendix... ... middle of paper ... ...n. Edinburgh: Bailliere Tindall. Department of Health (2006) The Information Standard [Online]. Available from: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/PatientChoice... [Accessed 5th June 2010].