Essay on Advanced Information Management

1922 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Advanced Information Management
Western Governors University
February 21, 2016

Regulation placed upon the healthcare system only seek to improve safety and security of the patients we care for. The enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and the enactment of Meaningful Use Act the United States government has set strict regulations on the security of health information and has allotted for stricter penalties for non-compliance. The advancement of electronic health record (EHR) systems has brought greater fluidity and compliance with healthcare but has also brought greater security risk of protected information. In order to ensure compliance with government standards organizations must adapt
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Nursing Terminology The standardization of nursing terminology allows for the sharing and understanding of nurse data, information and knowledge. The use of these terms helps ensure nursing interventions are understood and carried out. Also the standardization allows for better communication through all aspects of patient care, but also enhances the ability to collect nursing data. This data can then be analyzed and the effectiveness of the interventions can be assessed. Since different words and terms meaning a variety of different things, the standardization ensure that all providers and nurses can communicate treatment plan and goals with the highest benefit to the patient. Two data sets are recognized nationally the nursing minimum data set and nursing management minimum data sets. This sets provide the structure need for data collections, the management of data and the standardization of terminology which further serves to enhance consistency in the collection. ("Standardizing Terminology in Nursing Informatics", 2016)

Federal Regulations The induction of the Health Insurance and Portability Act (HIPPA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010, serves to protect both patients, medical records and prevent fraud in health care. Originally the HIPPA act was enact to combat fraud and

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