Safeguards and Decision-Making Support Tools Embedded in Patient Care Technologies and Information Systems

1253 Words Jan 7th, 2018 5 Pages
The objective of this study is to investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. This work will additionally discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client's right to privacy. The scenario in this study involves emergency workers in Marin County, California are using the technology that involves QR codes or 'Quick Response' Codes to save lives in emergencies. Lifesquare has collaborated with two emergency response agencies in the county to conduct a year-long pilot program. Lifesquare wants residents to input personal information about their medications into its website and then place corresponding QR code stickers where emergency workers can find and scan them in the case of an emergency. These stickers are available from a local pharmacy. Another company, ID Amber has a Security Code printed on a tag, which can be scanned readily. Another company ScanMedQR.com, manufacturer of silicon bracelets, cards for wallets and necklaces that have QR codes on them that provide quick access to health records. The assumption in this study is that elderly neighbors have heard of pilot study yet have worries about the new technology. They have requested additional information about the technology…
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