Healthcare Technology: Local, National, and Global Considerations
Below are the question needed to be answear.
Imagine that you are a public health nurse, and you and your colleagues have determined that the threat of a deadly new strain of influenza indicates a need for a mass inoculation program in your community. What public health data would have been used to determine the need for such a program? Where would you locate public health data? What data will be collected to determine the success of such a program? How might you communicate this to other communities or internationally?
Collect data on your community’s disaster preparedness plans and how informatics is used to support and implement the plans to answer the next question.
- How do you see your community’s level of preparedness for a tornado disaster, and what plans need to be changed or revised, in your opinion? (If you live somewhere you cannot find data then use Indianapolis as your reference).
Meaningful Use and Its Implications on Healthcare:
- One of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) five core competencies is a need for transparency for the sharing of information. What is one HIPAA implication that we need to consider as we try to achieve this sharing?
- Think about a time when you moved residences. Communicating your new contact information to family, friends, and all the other people and businesses that send you surface mail, e-mail, or phone calls takes a lot of time and attention to detail. Mistakes can and do happen. How might the idea of interoperability reduce time and the risk of errors in a change of residence?
- What do you do at home to protect your information privacy? Why is this important to you, or why is it not important?