states "That Allow Direct Patient Reporting Only With Provider Approval," (Dube, 2013). Do you know a website that we can easily obtain the laws for each state? I looked on the Virginia State Board of Nursing website. I have also noticed a lot of facilities are now giving patients access to theirown chart online so patients can view their results themselves. Words: 239 (Used) The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC) work on health IT is authorized by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act established ONC in law and provides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the authority to establish programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health IT, including electronic health records (EHRs) and private and secure electronic health information exchange. ONC writes regulations that set the standards and certification criteria EHRs must meet to assure health care professionals and hospitals that the systems they adopt are capable of performing certain functions (Health IT, 20014). Enforcement of EHR, has change and significantly improve the communication between members of the team, and between physicians and patient, I reduces the time to obtain records, and decreases misunderstanding related to handwriting. EMAR has reduced medication errors. EHR has also made possible for patients accessing their own health records, ethical principle of autonomy is therefore fostered. References
HEALTH IT. (20014). Health IT legislation and regulations . Retrieved from (Used) As an x-ray technician I have to abide by professional standards and state and federal regulations and laws. I have to receive a accredited diploma from a established institution and be licensed. I also must perform continuing education credits every two year in order to be able to keep my accreditation. My professional field is govern by ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) which has a code of ethics which must be practiced in order to comply with certification. I also have to be inspected by JCAHO(Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations) which are concerned with patient safety, health code violations and HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) violations that requires health care employees to maintain information privacy and confidentiality. All of these policy effect me as I perform my clinical duties every day. (Used) o Regulation plays a major role in the healthcare industry and healthcare insurance coverage. Through various regulatory bodies, the Department of Health and Human Services protects the public from a number of health risks and provides programs for public health and welfare. Together, these regulatory agencies protect and regulate public health at
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