Assignment 1: Critical Factors in Implementing an IT System in Health Facilities 

Due Week 6 and worth 300 points

Write a six to eight (6–8) page paper in which you:

1. Provide at least three (3) various reasons why some health care organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical records.  Discuss the      essential manner in which the Health Insurance Portability and      Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical records.  Determine the main      advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of The HITECH (the Health      Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act for health      care professionals. Next, suggest one (1) strategy that the medical staff      members could use in order to mitigate the main disadvantages in question.  Review the typical      workflow processes within health organizations, and decide the single most      significant process that the health organization must eliminate in order      to improve the service. Provide a rationale to support your response.

5. Analyze the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety, and confidentially.

6. Specify the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within health care organizations. Predict new IT developments in the health care industry for the next two (2) decades. Justify your response. Use at least three      (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as      academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines: Be typed, double      spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all      sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.      Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover      page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the      professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the      reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.