Although EHR systems have the potential to improve patient care and organizational efficiency and the US Government has provided financial incentives for adopting and financial penalties for not adopting EHRs, some providers still resist. Review available literature and determine what you believe to be the three biggest barriers or roadblocks for US physicians and hospitals in adopting EHR systems? Create and discuss a plan for addressing each of these barriers or roadblocks. You can create a single plan addressing all three roadblocks or you can create three separate plans, one for each roadblock. Your plan should not duplicate existing initiatives […]
Question: One of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) proteins (p24) contains an eight amino acid sequence (GVETTTPS) that is identical to an eight amino acid sequence (GVETTTPS) of the constant region of human IgG. A. Assuming the described sequence constitutes an epitope, is the sequence an example of molecular mimicry? Why or why not? B. Suppose it were possible to detect anti-HIV antibodies with a specificity for the GVETTTPS sequence. What disadvantageous consequences might result from the presence of these types of immune effectors? C. Is there a reason to believe that individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis might be relatively […]
Analyze the current economic shift from volume-based health care to value-based health care. What economic principles (macro and micro) are driving this shift? Evaluate implications of this volume to value shift. How has this shift affected how you work or how you or a family member has been treated for a medical condition
Explain the process for designation of a 7th character in ICD10 coding if there is no 4th, 5th or 6th character. Give an example of a code requiring you to use a placeholder, explain what the seventh character you chose tells the payer and define the diagnosis for the code you submitted!
A technologist is performing a colorimetric assay using 96?well ELISA microtiter plates. The ELISA plate reader measures the absorbance of the solution in each well (cuvet) by recording the light passing through the solution from the top to the bottom of each well. The assay’s color, when tested in a standard spectrophotometer, is linear to an absorbance of 4.0 however the ELISA reader has a range of linearity which only extends to an absorbance of 1.2. When a microtiter plate is placed in the ELISA reader, the technologist notes that the solution in several wells has an approximate absorbance of 1.5. The assay […]