Meaningful Use Implications and Recommendations Meaningful Use Implications and Recommendations Quality of care improves every day through the advancement of electronic medical records (EMRs). To encourage the use of EMRs and increase patient safety, Medicare and Medicaid offer incentives to eligible professionals, hospitals, and critical access hospitals that act in accordance with meaningful use criteria. Based on the level of meaningful use reached, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) makes it suitable to receive incentives (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2012). Following is an overview of meaningful use, an analysis, and meaningful use recommendations. Overview of Meaningful Use Managing and documenting through health information technology (HIT) and electronic hospital records (EHRs) allow improvement in the quality of care that we provide each patient.
Based on the information presented in this paper, EHRs can be beneficial to the healthcare industry by saving money and reducing errors but also can benefit the patient by having the doctors and hospitals they go to be more efficient, convenient, and allows the caregiver to spend more time with the patient instead of updating paperwork. With the ease of new software in development, healthcare facilities will train properly and quickly so they are not losing focus on the patient. Cost may be a major factor now why the healthcare industry has not already embraced this technology but that will soon change with the new incentive programs coming in the near future. By 2014, these incentives will be in place and the healthcare industry will grow in the 21st
It will assist to make sure the obedience in the legal condition of health care and it will assist to decreased the costs and provide a superior care than before (Finnegan, 2012) Technology will assist with more communication services, electronic medical records, and more computers doctors order entry solutions and many more things than before (Finnegan, 2012). Patients will satisfy with the excellent services and care they are being provided. Financial and Economic
From the research that I made I come up with financial incentives to be a major step to be taken for the reduction of patient wait time. If heal care professionals are being paid enough for the service they provide they will be stay and new health care professionals will be enticed by the financial compensation and they will join the health care sector. This will give more health care service providers to the ever increasing demand of health service which in turn reduces patient wait
For example, managed care providers emphasize on keeping enrollees healthy to reduce use of services and financial incentives for enrollees to use providers and procedures associated with the plan. All these can compromise the quality of healthcare provided to members. On the micro-level, managed care has changed healthcare delivery by enforcing measures aimed at reducing cost. For example, pay for performance (P4P) is a toll used in the U.S. to improve efficiency in healthcare systems by rewarding health care providers for following certain procedures. Such systems could compromise the quality of
Eventually, the consistent care would balance as the health care needs are met. Another measure of savings would be the reduction in cost for administration. The best way to control costs is to simply improve health care planning. Setting and enforcing a budget will assure the appropriate investments are made by negotiating outrageous fees for high-tech care with doctors, hospitals, and drug
Information Systems Briefing Katrina L Gearhart HCS/483 June 18, 2012 Lynn Bertsch Information Systems Briefing When an organization decides to purchase software for Information systems in the health care field they are many factors that need to be looked at. Such as performance, features, services, support that is just to name a few. “But the bottom line is what will the organization get in return for implementing an information system” (Johnson, 2006)? Well the organization will see savings on transcriptions, higher reimbursements, staffing savings, and improved accounts receivable, a decrease in claims rejections, better collections, going green, as well as other miscellaneous things. There are many people that are involved in the purchase and selection
“A critical communication tool that can help during briefing and debriefings is the SBAR tool. Standing for Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation, this structured communication technique is used to standardize communication between two or more people. It helps set the expectation within a conversation that is specific, relevant, and critical informational elements are going to be communicated every time a patient is discussed(Leonard, 2011, p.5). Communication is an important part of any interdisciplinary team and can help reduce the dropped information that can occur during handoff. The dropped information could be valuable information needed in the safe and effective care delivered to a patient.
The Affordable Care Act was established in 2010 creating help to lower insurance fraud and health care costs. With the Affordable Care Act, if insurance rates go down, this will create microeconomics because individuals who cannot afford health care will get it and jobs will be created (Rosoff, 2011). Macroeconomics will help the supply and demand area of health care because it will allow health care to expand to other countries for individuals in need. Physicians like the idea of going to another country and offering his or her services to those not able to get medical treatment (Walker,
This process of communication transfers information, it identify the most important facts first. A study by Christie (2009) showed that it reduced the amount of time handover took, @00040644 reduced adverse patients outcomes by more efficient communication. Effective communication is one of the most basic goals that is required in nursing to meet the needs of their patients and clients. It is essential for human interaction, for needs to be met and any concerns dealt with (DH 2010a) The handover that is used on the other children’s ward is conducted at the bedside. This