HSM543 Course Discussions Week 7

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HSM543 Course Discussions Week 7
The HIPAA Privacy Rule for the first time creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records…

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HSM543 Course Discussions Week 7

HSM543 Course Discussions Week 7

All Posts 62 Pages 

Integrated Delivery Systems – 30 Pages 

What is meant by the phrase integrated delivery system?  What are some examples of the changes taking place in U.S. healthcare under this heading?  In your view, is integrated delivery overall good or bad for American healthcare at this time in history?  Why?

An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a network of health care organizations under a parent holding company. Some IDS have an HMO component, while others are a network of physicians only, or of physicians and hospitals. Thus, the term is used broadly to define an organization that provides a continuum of health care services. Alain Enthoven, the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, argues that IDSs align incentives and resources better than most healthcare delivery systems, leading to improved medical care quality while controlling costs. Integrated delivery systems are one example of the emergence of managed care organizations in the United States…

HIPPA and Patient Rights – 32 Pages 

HIPPA and patient rights have been topics of discussion for years.  How have you been affected personally and professionally by the new legislation (passed in the name of consumerism) to protect the rights and privacy of patients?  How does HIPPA impact electronic medical records (EMR)?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule for the first time creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. It gives patients more control over their health information.

  1. It sets boundaries on the use and release of health records.
  2. It establishes appropriate safeguards that health care providers and others must achieve to protect the privacy of health information.
  3. It holds violators accountable, with civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed if they violate patients’ privacy rights.
  4. And it strikes a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of some forms of data – for example, to protect public health…