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that is kept well hidden from the masses. If the system in a hospital, for instance, crashes, the data will have been transmitted and stored safely due to routine backup storage. With the click ofa button, the data may be retrieved and rebooted onto the system (Acrobatiq, 2016). An organization would benefit from the HIS in terms of data storage, backup, and recovery by providing automatic processes that reduce human error and potentially reduce the financial hardship that comes with data breaches. Patients and customers would be more trusting of an organization that utilizes these safeguards as they are confident that their personal information is
C791 TASK 1 10protected. This would create more revenue for the organization as more customers/patients would chose the organization over another. Patient PrivacyAs discussed previously, patient privacy is of utmost concern for an organization when choosing a HIS or EHR. The patient and organization are both dependent on the protection of patient information and ensuring privacy for the patient. A system without safeguards to protect patient privacy will discourage patients from being honest and open about their health history as they may fear false usage of the information. This could, in turn, have potential life-threatening effects for the patient, other patients, or the healthcare team. The HIS should allow patients to access their own pertinent medical records and information to ensure the accuracy of the information (“Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information,” 2015). The new HIS is designed to deliver information security which protects the integrity of data, prevents inadvertent disclosure, and provides availability to access the data when needed. The system has security measures built into the system to protect patient confidentiality, preventsunauthorized users from accessing or obtaining information. Additionally, the HIS reduces the chances of viruses or malware from infiltrating the data system and unlawfully distributing patient information (Hawkins, 2013). The system does so by requiring all users to change their login password every 90 days. There are also several password requirements (i.e. must include atleast one capital letter, number, and special character and must be 6-12 characters long) to prevent unauthorized parties from hacking the system. The system also forbids users from accessing certain websites, such as social media, that can sometimes pose as a threat to security. These safeguards help to protect patient privacy and ensures compliance with HIPAA.
C791 TASK 1 11Organizational Efficiency and ProductivityAs current and emerging technologies advance, organizations may see a shift towards improving efficiency and productivity due to implementation of health information technology (HIT). Many factors contribute to this shift, including: standardizing documentation, reduction inwaste, increase in productivity, and human and capital resource implications. With the introduction of an EMR (electronic medical record), the organization will benefit immensely.