What are the benefits of healthcare reform that has been prompted by the affordable care act? Why is it important to be aware of changes in healthcare policy? Why do you believe we spend more on healhtcare than any other country but have the worst outcomes?
Describe how you would assess the financial and risk consequences associated with the patient portal technology decision. Calculate the breakeven, and explain the results of the analysis. Explain what investment recommendation(s) you would propose as a current or future health care administrator for the allocation decision.
You have just been hired as the chief informatics officer (CIO) for a new health system. The health system has 23 acute care facilities and 36 outpatient clinics. It serves as a regional referral center for three states in the Midwest. Your installed base includes a vendor-supplied EHR from a national firm. Work on the data warehouse is just beginning. You have more than 300 varying applications across sites, including everything from a stand-alone pharmacy application for drug interactions to a cancer registry. Your goal is to provide IT support for the organizational vision of being the premier health organization […]
A hospital and an independent physician association (IPA) comprising 600 physicians have elected to apply to participate in the accountable care organization (ACO) program sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The hospital and IPA will agree to provide healthcare to a minimum of 5000 Medicare beneficiaries. Because the individual entities are required to report to Medicare as one entity on 33 quality metrics, including seven patient encounter caregiver experience elements, the ACO is interested in facilitating the widespread adoption of electronic medical records within the ACO. Accordingly, the hospital intends to provide assistance to the individual physicians […]
Describe, define and explain the methodologies used by both Medicare and Medicaid to pay providers for the following services: 1) hospital in-patient services, 2) physician professional services. 3) out-patient medical services and tests