In the new shifting of healthcare strategy from providers and hospitals to place patient in the center of cares, SPs play an important role in the success of population health management. The foundation of population health management is measuring population data to define risk categories and according care plans for each risk segment. Collecting, aggregating data, and assuring confidentiality of data are steps require for large and small population management. SPs provide tremendous amount of data that can help to manage a population that demand high-level of controls. Patients using specialty medications always require high-touch services to help them understand about their disease; therefore, data needs to be thoroughly visible. For example,
Knowing the hospital data on specific nursing-sensitive indicators could greatly help with patient care in a hospital. If your hospital has a high incidence of falls, the data collected on the falls can help the nurses and staff to understand why the falls happen. Is it because they have a high population of elderly patients? If so what is the hospital doing to counteract the incidences of falls? What measures have they put in place to decrease the incidence of falls? The same can be done with pressure ulcers. The staff can look at the data collected and get an idea of why the
One of the big disadvantages is the potential for misuse of the information. An example of misuse is the Breach of HIPAA policies. While working in the military health environment in Spain, there were many times that someone I knew socially was a patient in the clinic. One such encounter netted a good friend’s whose husband was treated for an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and was prompted to notify all his sexual partners. His wife did not come in for a visit; which caused a moral dilemma, questioning what to do; I spoke with the treating physician and voiced my concerns. The physician took charge and the appropriate action was completed, thereby avoiding a HIPAA violation. In the wrong hands medical information can be abused. The stringent punishment for HIPPA violations has curtailed the misuse of information and limited the public outcries for help. According to the AMA a person can be charged with both “civil and criminal
Value the rights of patients to whom you will need to obtain and use their health data to collaborate in their own care with other clinicians and physicians.
1. Aggregate data can be used to detect patterns or similarities from numerous groups of patients which help healthcare providers determine plan of care or prevention of illnesses and better management of disease processes. Aggregate data can help patients and physicians keep track of vital signs and blood sugar on a daily basis so if there is a need for a different dose or type of medication, it is caught and corrected early. Aggregate data can also be used in research as specific information can easily be drawn from a large data bank for analytics and research purposes. Disadvantages of aggregate data include some patients not being able to interpret the information gathered and sometimes platforms for which patients may use to access their information may not be user friendly which in turn limits patient’s participation in their
Will reporting this data have an impact on hospitals bottom line in addition to financial penalties from CMS? Give at least two examples of how this data may be used and what type of impact if may have if at all on the hospitals.
The data in these databases help in managing care plans, research projects, and creating reports for the different departments within a health care facility.
Some data that might be considered sensitive is maybe if one had an illness that almost cost them their life or an injury or an accident or the death of a loved one due to illness. I do feel that this data should be shared differently. I feel like this type of data should have its own set of opt in and opt out system because this is data that could be very sensitive to a patient and should be treated with care. Although this data can be helpful in diagnosing problems or treatments, I feel that they should not be talked about casually if they are talked about, they should be spoken of with just the doctor and the patient and whomever else the patient wishes to hear the sensitive data and that is it. As long as this data is handled with care and not taken lightly, it will not be a problem.
This report is going to explore what types of information and data the National Health Service keeps on patients and why that particular data and information source is so valuable to how the NHS functions as an organisation and provides a high quality of healthcare. It is an also going to look at what the needs of the NHS are and why data and information that is collected by the NHS is valuable and what possible constraints may need to be applied to make sure their security is fully up to date, they are accrued and reliable as possible.
patient records and the conveyance of social insurance data. For this data the utilization of PC
According to Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee (2014), researchers must often combine data from multiple sources or over a set number of years. Private data sets would be those that are encompassed by a certain hospital or facilities health care data. For example, the percentage of observation status patients admitted under the cardiac surgery service for the month of January in the year of 2015 would be information that could be found in the specific facilities’ data pool. This can be accessed by locating this data set by contacting the coding/billing department of the hospital. An example of a public data set would be data available by the CDC for a specific disease statistic or cause of admission. This could be accessed by utilizing the CDC’s website. One could also access the HealthCare Cost and Utilization Project, or HCUP. This is a federal-state-industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ (Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee,
The claims dataset would be a fruitful dataset to acquire information about health services. Firstly, Dr. Gretta Über-Sharpe would be able to extract the Claim Dates. This information would be good for summarizing the days that individuals are going for getting health services. She could ask analysis questions such as when the onset of these visits begin, or if the visits are clustered by specific dates. Then, she could look at the Claim ID and determine how many claims the individuals are utilizing. She could analyze both the Claim ID column and the Claim Date to answer questions such as what were the average amount of claims per day.
Once data is collected it can be used by numerous health care providers and decision makers to monitor the health and needs of individuals and populations, as well as contribute to the analysis of the health system. Users including hospitals, health care practitioners, government, professional associations, researchers, media, students, and the general public. Having the correct and up-to-date coded data is critical, not only for the delivery of high-quality clinical care, but also for continuing health care, maintaining health care at an optimum level, for clinical and health service research, and planning and management of
Answering the question asked is complicated, informatics provide so many benefits to streamlining data and access. Storing data in accessible areas is always worrisome due to identity theft. Visiting clinics initially always require name, address, DOB, social security number, and insurance information. Information such as this is exactly what criminals are looking for. Though this was my initial issue, I was unable to find any data to support identity theft as a possible issue.
However, the negative side with public health administrator having access to public health records is a bit risky. It is a touchy subject with breaking patients confidentially but not all public health data is patient medical records that is used. But; nevertheless, with public health administrators having access to public health data can assist with understanding and researching how to manage, maintain and provided quality care to patients by research to improve