It is important to understand that a business model that works for an organization does not guarantee
that it will work for a similar organization. While Shouldice Hernia hospital in Ontario, Canada has seen
very impressive results, by increasing their nu
Unit 5 Assignment 1
What are three of the key points David might highlight in his memorandum to the
CEO about the joint venture? Which laws or regulations might this joint venture
In his memorandum, David should highlight the business opportun
Is it consistent with organizational theory to expect that coordination between
nurses and residents would suffer as a result of the change in resident working
As far as I can see, the relationship between nurses and residents is one where resou
Unit 4 Assignment
Research the mission and values statements for four different types of hospital,
one of these hospitals must be a religious-based hospital, and one must be a forprofit hospital. Look at the religious based organization. Does their mis
Which barrier do you feel creates the biggest obstacle for an organization? Why?
In my opinion, having an attitude of "this is how it has always been done" creates the
biggest obstacle for an organization. With technology changing as fast as it has been
What are the five barriers to communication and how do you remove them?
The five barriers of communication are: negative or ambiguous relationships, poor
credibility, conflicting belief systems, conflicting interests, and communication
mismatches. In o
What is upcoding?
According to Burns, upcoding occurs when patients are misrepresented as sicker, thereby
allowing the organization to obtain greater compensation for services provided. This
would place the organization at risk for fraud and abuse sancti
Unit 5 Assignment 1
How do HIPAA regulations protect the publics privacy in regards to electronic
medical records (EMRs), personal health records (PHRs), and health information
used in social health networking groups (e.g., PatientsLikeMe)?
Unit 3 Assignment 2
How can managers best use the principles of effective negotiation and conflict
management to resolve power struggles within health care settings, and what types
of power struggles in health care settings do you believe are most amen
What aspect of risk management does this address?
The aspect of risk management that this addresses is accountability, which is one of the
four major reasons for litigation. By being proactive and ensuring that full disclosure is
available for the patien
If you had a choice, would you prefer to receive medical care from a facility with
electronic health records? Please be specific with your rationale.
If I had a choice, I would choose a facility with EHRs. The reason behind this is because
I know my medi
What specific influences have been involved in the evolution of patient records?
Some specific influences that have been involved in the evolution of patient records are: The
Flexner Report, the American Medical Association, the American College of Surge
Identify and discuss the six principal phases of the system development life cycle?
The SDLC is a system used to identify, investigate, design, select and implement
information system. System Initiation is the most important phase when creating a
Why might a managed care organization (like an HMO or PPO) require patients
to see a primary care physician before seeing a specialist?
Managed care is a generic term for a health care re-imbursement system used to minimize
the use of services while co
What steps should Sue Jones, as the project manager, take in managing this
Since no formal project plan has been devised, Sue will need to start from scratch. She
would have to revised all the documents and the requirements from the vendor as we
Why is it necessary to have standards governing electronic health records
In what ways would health information management professionals be involved in
the transition from a paper or hybrid record environment to full use of an electronic