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Health Information Management

Project

You have recently accepted a HIM (Health Information Management) management position for a California Healthcare Organization. On your first day, your boss tells you that in order to continue meeting the requirements of the Meaningful Use program the organization needs to implement a patient portal. They inform you that your predecessor had already purchased a patient portal before they left.

Being a savvy HIM professional you ask what functionality the patient portal has. Your bosshands you a report from your predecessor on the functionality of the system:

Patient portal functionality

1.)The ability for the patient to view all their active problems(diagnosis), medications, allergies, and the report results from radiographic imaging tests once the entering physician or practitioner has signed off on them.

2.) The ability for the patient to view all patient Laboratory results once the ordering physician or practitioner has signed off on the results.

3.) The ability for patients to electronically message clinical staff through the portal.

4.) The ability for all clinical and other assigned staff to send all documents located in the electronic medical record (EMR) to the patient portal.

5.)The ability for parents to log onto their children’s patient portal, which contains and functions exactly as above.

After reading this document, your boss informs you that you are to perform the due diligence on this patient portal from a compliance, ethical, and health information management best practices perspective.

 

Assignment Requirements:

Part 1.) Write a 1-3 page double spaced analysis on the patient portal.DUE 1/31/15

a.) This analysis should ensure that all portal functionalities are legal, both on a Federal and         State level.

b.) This analysis should ensure that all portal functionalities are ethical.

c.) This analysis should include the discussion of best practices for the use of the patient portal.

d.) This will require a minimum of 5 sources(Textbook/manuals encouraged).

 

Part 2.) Write a policy and procedure for the patient portal. DUE 2/15/16

  1. The policy should address the following:

a.) Who is responsible for initially helping the patient gain access to the portal and how                                                 they will accomplish that within normal operations?

b.) Who is responsible for account management or health data issues of                                                                               the patient when accessing or using the portal?

c.) What is the organizational policy for the use of the 5 listed functionalities of the                                          patient portal?

  1. Write a procedure for either section a, b, or c of the above policy.
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