Global Usability of the EHR and State Licensing Hospital Requirements
Topic #1: Usability of the EHR
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Search the Web for information on the issue of usability and making the EHR more user friendly. Compose a response discussing some of the key issues clinicians have using today’s EHRs and the proposed means to overcome these issues? Define meaningful use and how it relates to today’s EHR.
Discussion responses should be on topic, original, and contribute to the quality of the discussion by making frequent informed references to lesson material. Initial discussion responses should be around 100 words.
Topic #2: State Hospital Licensing Requirements
Your initial response to the prompt should be a minimum of 175 words
Regulatory and licensing requirements vary from state to state. Research your state’s hospital licensing requirements. Select one requirement and compare it to the Medicare Conditions of Participation found at the following site: Source: Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) & Conditions of Participation (CoPs): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Retrieved from https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2017-title…
After you discuss a state requirement and compare it to Medicare’s CoP, perform some research on the Joint Commission requirements for the facilities that they provide services to. Under ‘Standards’ choose ‘National Patient Safety Goals’ then choose one of the National Patient Safety Goal(s), (i.e. Ambulatory health, behavioral health, critical access hospital). Select the simplified version to read/describe. Give a brief overview (2-3 sentences) of what the National Patient Safety Goals are under the Joint Commission in general, and what the goals are for the current year of the type of facility you chose. You can access the Joint Commission website from the following link: Source: Joint Commission. Retrieved from http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_informati…
Examples of National Patient Safety Goals:
Identify patients correctly NPSG.01.01.01 Use at least two ways to identify patients. For example, use the patient’s name and date of birth. This is done to make sure that each patient gets the correct medicine and treatment.
Prevent infection NPSG.07.01.01 Use the hand cleaning guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization. Set goals for improving hand cleaning. Use the goals to improve hand cleaning.