Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance with various policies and regulations
As a professional nurse, you are expected to apply your expertise to patient care. On occasion, you will also be expected to share that expertise.
With evolving technology and continuous changes to regulations designed to keep up these changes, there is usually a need to share information and expertise to inform colleagues, leadership, patients, and other stakeholders.
In this Assignment, you will study a recent nursing informatics-related healthcare policy, and you will share the relevant details via a fact sheet designed to inform and educate.
- Review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and nursing informatics.
- Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance with various policies and regulations, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
- Research and select one health or nursing informatics policy (within the past 5 years) or regulation for further study.
The Assignment: (1 page)
Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:
- Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.
- Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.
- Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.
- Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific.
|The Permanent Doc Fix Act Fact Sheet|
|MACRA Definition and Description||Impact on System Implementation|
|The Permanent Doc Fix Act, otherwise known as Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, MACRA, changes the payment system of all physicians who take care of Medicare patients. Under the Act, there is increased funding for doctors as well as the extension of reimbursement to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP (Sayeed et al., 2017). A major aspect of this policy is that it proposes that the incentive for doctors be merit-based, where healthcare givers have to put a larger emphasis on quality of care (Sayeed et al., 2017).
|· The policy addresses the incentives for physicians and other healthcare givers who apply health information technology in care of patients (Sayeed et al., 2017).
· This way, the policy ensures that providers are more active in implementing programs that increase the use of health information technology such as telehealth and telemonitoring systems.
· Also Guarantees interoperability and information security.
|Impact on clinical care||Policies and Procedures in Place|
|· The policy helps in improved workflow as physicians can make better use of electronic health records as well as other patient information that is collected to improve the care of patients with both chronic and acute illnesses (Cheng et al., 2020; Merrick, 2020).
· Also, by extending the policy to the CHIP program, it becomes easier to administer care to patients of all ages, including children (Haglin et al., 2020).
· The merit-based incentive provided by the policy also ensures better patient provider interactions as providers are keener in realizing the results.
· Reduced medical errors due to technology intervention
|· One of the organizational procedures in my organization that will address the policy is the nurse reporting system which seeks to create a way of recognizing the most performing nurses.
· Another procedure in my organization that will assist in improved implementation of the policy is the use of electronic inventories which will contribute to improved management of the patient-provider interactions.
Cheng, J., Kim, J., Bieber, S. D., & Lin, E. (2020, January). Four years into MACRA: What has changed? In Seminars in Dialysis (Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 26-34).
Haglin, J. M., Eltorai, A. E., Richter, K. R., Jogerst, K., & Daniels, A. H. (2020). Medicare reimbursement for general surgery procedures: 2000 to 2018. Annals of Surgery, 271(1), 17-22.
Merrick, S. K. (2020). Patient Relationship Modifiers and 2020 MIPS. ASA Newsletter, 84(2), 72-73.
Sayeed, Z., El-Othmani, M., Shaffer, W. O., & Saleh, K. J. (2017). The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015: what’s new?. JAAOS-Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 25(6), e121-e130.
[ANSWERED] Create your own script for building a health history and use the Health History Template for guidance (consider the type of language you would use to help your patient be more comfortable).