administrative tasks account for more than a quarter of total hospital spending and U.S. Doctors spend only one third of their time actually treating patients. The majority of their time is spent on these various administrative tasks. Another area of automation that would be beneficial is insurance claim processing, which could save millions. Insurance claims processes are time-consuming and labor-intensive for both clinicians and insurance companies. What are some POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGY, NOT ETHICAL OR PRIVACY ISSUES, of data sharing between doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies? If everything you need is online and for some reason, you cannot access it, ie (network down or data becomes corrupt) there could serious repercussions involved. How do you treat without proper medical records? How will the insurance be processed? Another problem is that occurs with data sharing is cost. A study by Health Affairs showed that a typical multi-physician practice would spend about $162,000 to implement an EHR, with $85,500 for first-year maintenance costs. This does not include the cost training of employees to use the system or the preparing and implementing the system. What are the ETHICAL AND PRIVACY ISSUES associated with greater computerization of health records?
In health care privacy is clearly a huge factor. Creating a central point for all data and information to be accessed creates huge security risks. In 2015, the largest healthcare-related data theft took place. Hackers stole records for almost 80 million
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