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Identify two recent federal regulatory requirements that support health information technology.

Search federal requirements in Acrobatiq and re-read those pages. For more detail beyond what Acrobatiq provides, you can search for information about Federal Regulatory Requirements in Healthcare Information Technology. HealthIT.gov has several webpages devoted to legislation and regulation that affects healthcare information technology (HIT). CMS.gov is another website that lists federal regulatory requirements, but not all of them support health information technology so be sure to relate it back to HIT.

Then choose & describe two recent federal regulatory requirements that support health information technology in the care environment in your scenario.

FAQ: What is recent?

Recent is less than ten years old.

FAQ: Am I restricted to only those mentioned in Acrobatiq?

No, you can write about any federal regulatory requirement that supports health information technology for any practice environment. We recommend starting here:

https://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers-implementers

A5a. Components Needed to Meet Federal Regulatory Requirements

Provide a detailed description of two components of the new system that meet the federal regulatory requirements described in A5.

FAQ: What is a system component?

You need to describe two specific features or functions in a system that directly relate to a federal regulatory requirement described in A5. You don’t have to research or name a specific system or vendor.

FAQ: Do I need to discuss 2 components of each regulatory requirement for a total of 4 components?

No, just discuss 2. You can discuss 1 for each regulation or 2 for one of the regulations.

A6. Security Threats and Potential Impacts

Provide a detailed description of potential security threats to the health information system. Why is it important to protect our health information systems? What are we protecting them against?

Use Acrobatiq, a search engine such as Google or the WGU library to identify security threats to health information technology.

A6a. Patient Privacy Features

Describe two essential system features designed to ensure the protection of patient privacy.

What system features/functions protect patient privacy, ensuring electronic personal health information (ePHI) is protected? Describe 2 of these features in detail.

A6b. Industry Standards for Safeguarding Health Information Systems

Provide a detailed description of industry standards for data integrity and mitigating risks to safeguard health information systems.

Define data integrity first. Acrobatiq provides a good description. Once you have data integrity defined, then think of the ways the organization can maintain the trustworthiness of the data.

For mitigating risks, consider physical, administrative and logical threats and how you would keep safeguard a system from these threats.

A7a. Non-Clinical emerging technology

Provide a detailed description of 2 non-clinical applications of emerging technology designed to support communication with remote satellite facilities.

This section is asking you to describe two applications (uses) of emerging technology that support communication between the organization and its remote satellite clinic. Your examples should be recent/new communication technologies being applied to healthcare.

FAQ: What does non-clinical mean?

Think staff to staff communication in areas of administration, education, or research.

Who supports care indirectly? Who supports you as a nurse? How is effective collaboration encouraged across different locations? Remember, all staff need to be trained on the same policies, procedures, and compliance training regardless of physical location which can be accomplished via these new technologies. How does the staff at the remote satellite facility stay connected and feel supported by the larger organization?

A7b. Clinical emerging technology

Provide a detailed description of 2 clinical applications of emerging technology designed to support the assessment and delivery of patient care in remote satellite facilities.

Think staff to patient interaction.

FAQ: What type of technology are they looking for?

Search for recent or cutting edge technologies being used in the assessment and delivery of direct patient care. Describe two of these technologies and how they can be used to support the assessment and delivery of patient care in remote facilities.

?B. Sources, Citations and References

Remember, APA format is required. Evaluators will return your task if sources are not cited correctly. If you are unsure, contact the Center for Writing Excellence.

FAQ: Should the paper be written in first-person as I, the project leader? Or should it be in third-person?

Unless you are specifically referencing research you have conducted yourself you should stay in the third person point of view when writing in APA style.

FAQ: Can I combine rubric sections?

Some sections of the rubric lend themselves to being combined. However, it is paramount that the evaluator understand which sections are which so that you are evaluated appropriately. If you combine sections, clearly indicate which rubric items you are writing about.

FAQ: How do I cite the Acrobatiq modules?

Per the Writing Center, here is how to properly cite and reference Acrobatiq.

Note: The material was written in 2014. The 2016 date listed in Acrobatiq is the software copyright date.

Citing a single module:

In text citation would look like this:

Cybersecurity concerns are paramount in any discussion of information technology applications (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014).

Reference Citation – make sure it has the proper indentation.

Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL). (2014). Informatics and information science (Module 2) [Acrobatiq Learning Resource]. Retrieved from http//:url inserted here.

Citing multiple modules:

In text citations would look like this:

Cybersecurity concerns are paramount in any discussion of information technology applications (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014a).

Relevant information that should be conveyed in Master’s level writing (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014b).

Here is another important and relevant statement reflecting high quality research (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014c).

Reference Citation – make sure it has the proper indentation.

Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL). (2014a). Informatics and information science (Module 2) [Acrobatiq Learning Resource]. Retrieved from http//:url inserted here.

Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL). (2014b). Nursing and informatics (Module 3) [Acrobatiq Learning Resource]. Retrieved from http//:url inserted here.

Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL). (2014c). Information management (Module 4) [Acrobatiq Learning Resource]. Retrieved from http//:url inserted here.

FAQ: How do I cite Panopto videos from either the course of study or Course Search?

Per the Writing Center, here is how to properly cite Panopto videos.

Reference Example:

Hawkins, S. (2013). The Nurse’s role in informatics [Video file]. Available from http://wgu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9627eeae-8824-43d7-8025-a1efb342a14c

In-Text Citation Example:

…“good information management ensures access to the right information at the right time to the people who need it.” (Hawkins, 2013, 1:04).

For Video References:

· If the author of the video is known, the source is cited by author just as any article or book would be.

· Video titles are sentence-case capitalized and italicized as a book title would be because they are stand-alone works, and the format description is placed in brackets after the title as a required element.

· If the video is not retrievable because it’s a WGU video or another kind that requires a password or logon to access, use “Available from”.

· If a video is available without a password or logon, then you would replace “Available from” with “Retrieved from”.

For Video In-Text Citations:

· The in-text citation consists of the first two elements of the reference list entry (author and year, or title and year if no author is named).

· If the information cited from the video is a quotation (e.g., an exact borrowing of the language as indicated in the video’s transcript or as you’ve transcribed it), then use a time stamp where the page number would be in a citation for a source with page numbers (a time stamp would not be needed for a summary or paraphrase of the information); for further information, see the APA Style Blog also has a model for citing by time stamp.

FAQ: Who should I contact for help with APA?

The WGU Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is the place for expert advice on APA. You may visit the CWE during any point of the writing process to receive help with pre-writing techniques, brainstorming, outlining, proposal and presentation construction, organization, paragraphing, APA formatting, and much more!

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