Week3

HSA315
Assignment
 
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Provide at least three (3) various reasons why some health care  organizations have been reluctant to implement electronic medical  records.
Discuss the essential manner in which the Health Insurance  Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) impacts patient’s medical  records.
Determine the main advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of  The HITECH (the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical  Health) Act for health care professionals. Next, suggest one (1)  strategy that the medical staff members could use in order to mitigate  the main disadvantages in question.
Review the typical workflow processes within health organizations,  and decide the single most significant process that the health  organization must eliminate in order to improve the service. Provide a  rationale to support your response.
Analyze the primary ways in which the key federal initiatives impact  the standards of health care information for patient privacy, safety,  and confidentially.
Specify the fundamental advantages of applying an IT system within  health care organizations. Predict new IT developments in the health  care industry for the next two (2) decades. Justify your response.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this  assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as  academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA  or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the  student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required  assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine the impact technologies have on health care information systems.
Examine the systems development life cycle of a custom application and the selection of proprietary systems.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in health information systems.
Write clearly and concisely about health information systems using proper writing mechanics.

SCI115 DQ
 
For your primary post, please respond to one  (1) of the following three (3) topics with a post of at least 125 words  addressing the issue. Also, please reply to at least one fellow student  on any topic.

Topic 1. Omics video. Watch the instructor’s video about “-omics”, in the Instructor Insights section.
 

Describe four things you learned from the instructor’s video about ‘-omics’.
 
(Note: If you choose this discussion topic, your answer must  be based on the material specifically covered in the video, rather than  generic information on –omics from the internet. If you would rather  research information from the internet, then choose discussion topic 3).
 

Topic 2. Synthetic genome video.  Watch the instructor’s video about the synthetic genome “Syn 3.0” in  the Instructor Insights section. Subsequently, answer the following:
 

(a) Explain how Syn 3.0 is different from naturally-occurring microorganisms.
 
(b) What do you think we’ve learned, if anything, from Syn 3.0? Explain.
 
(c) In your opinion, what are the inherent risks of this research, if any?
 

Topic 3. Patent protection for BRCA genes.  On the Internet, read one or more articles about how the Supreme Court  of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in the case of Association for  Molecular Pathology versus Myriad Genetics. In your answer, give must  credit your source(s). Your answer must address the following:
 

(a) Why did the plaintiffs object to Myriad’s patent on the breast cancer-related genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2)?
 
(b) How did SCOTUS rule [Note: the rulings of lower courts are NOT of interest for our purposes. Please concentrate on SCOTUS’s ruling].
 
(c) What is your view on the issue of whether we should allow human genes to be patented?
 

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