Imagine you work for a health care organization and have been asked to develop a proposal on how the organization might adopt a technology trend to improve the quality of health care delivery.
Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to present your research and recommendations to the Board of Directors of the health care organization.
Use the content from the Technology Trends Proposal assignment in Weeks Two through Four and research the educational and training needs for the selected technology to help you develop your presentation.
Discuss the following in your presentation:
- Analyze the types of technology trends you researched.
- What are the types and uses of technology across the health care industry?
- Which technology trend did you select? Why?
- Analyze the impact of the technology trend you selected.
- What impact does the trend have on the health care organization?
- What are the benefits of the selected technology that support quality initiatives?
- Analyze the security risks and privacy safeguards related to the technology trend you selected.
- What are the privacy risks and security safeguards of the selected technology?
- How do these security risks and privacy safeguards follow state and federal regulations?
- How might you minimize the risks and maximize the safeguards?
- Examine strategies to evaluate system effectiveness of the technology selected.
- What strategies will be used to evaluate system effectiveness of the selected technology?
- Why did you select the strategies?
- Analyze the need for education and training on the use of the selected technology trend.
- What are the educational and training needs for the use of the selected technology?
- How might the education and training needs vary by the employee’s role in the organization?
- How would you determine if education and training are needed outside of the organization?
Include a title slide, detailed speaker notes, and a references slide.
Cite 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your assignment.
Format your references according to APA guidelines in the speaker notes and the references slide.
Resources: Week Two Technology Trends Proposal Part l Worksheet, Week Three Technology Trends Proposal Part ll, and Week Four Technology Trends Proposal Part lll assignments.
Resources listed below
University of Phoenix Material
Technology Trends Worksheet
Imagine you work for a health care organization and have been asked to develop a proposal on how the organization might adopt a technology trend to improve the quality of the health care delivered to organization members.
Examples of technology trends:
- Electronic health records
- Video translation services
- Dictation services (e.g., Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
- Medical equipment
- A technology trend approved by your faculty
- Optical imagery for diagnosing disease
- Health care robots
- Neural engineering
- Intelligent mobile devices
- National health care information network
Select and research two technology trends.
Complete the table below by explaining the trend’s use, the effect of the trend on the health care industry, the benefits of adapting the selected trend, and how the selected trend will improve the quality of health care delivered.
Explain its Use (50 to 150 Words)
Explain Their Effect on the Health Care Industry (50 to 150 Words)
Explain the Benefits of Adapting the Selected Trend and How the Selected Trend Will Improve the Quality of Health Care Delivered (50 to 150 Words)
Medical equipment is any device that is used for rendering of patient care which includes diagnostic equipment, life support equipment, infusion pumps, or medical pumps. Each one of these equipment are an important assets to the patient’s health and can be found in any medical facility.
There is a high demand of medical equipment due increased prevalence of diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles and aging population. Medical equipment provides an essential public good in the form of products that aide in the treatment of a range of medical conditions.
Growing global population and the increasing of the elderly as a proportion of the population means that the demand for medical equipment will continue to rise over the long term and the increase in both private and public health expenditures will also be a long term driver of demand for medical equipment. These favorable long term trends will ensure a sustained demand for healthcare equipment.
Intelligent Mobile Devices
Mobile devices have been proven to improve contact between healthcare physicians and their colleagues. They offer multiple means of communication including voice and video calling, text, email, multimedia messaging and video conferencing.
Mobile devices have become commonplace in healthcare settings while leading to rapid growth in the development of medical software applications. These apps are now available to assist healthcare professionals with important tasks.
Medical devices are already invaluable tools for healthcare professionals and as their features and uses expand, they are expected to become even more widely incorporated into the nearly every aspect of clinical practice. The main determinant of their value may ultimately be its ability to provide meaningful, accurate and timely information and guidance to the end user in order to serve the vital purpose of improving patient outcomes.
S&P Capital IQ: Industry Surveys Healthcare: Products & Supplies
Kiser K. 25 ways to use your smartphone. Physicians share their favorite uses and apps. Minn Med. 2011;94(4):22–29
Electronic health records
Privacy risks, security safeguards, and strategies
In an age of constant technological evolutions and upheavals, the healthcare industry has not been left behind. To be specific, the health records of patients have been transformed from the paper system to a digital model that envisions electronic records. This move has seen an increased ease of reference to records and less massive storage implications. However, the transformation has not lacked its set of challenges. This paper summarizes the privacy risks encountered in the keeping of electronic records, security safeguards that may be employed to remedy the same and strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of the electronic health records system. This move is also buttressed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which seeks to streamline the same and obligates all practitioners to transition to the digital platform (Hiller et al, 2011).
Privacy risks encountered
Akin to any other digitally enabled system, there are privacy concerns posed by the ever-present cloud of internet hackers. These are online criminals who seek to access information that should otherwise be confidential. Privacy of electronic health records may also be compromised during the transfer of the physical files to the digital forms. The records are exposed to access by the staff who may also use the information they get for ulterior purposes.
In light of the above, healthcare institutions must, therefore, strive to put in place security safeguards to secure confidential information. Some of these safeguards may include enhancing administrative controls by updating policies and procedures; conducting thorough background checks on all employees who are privy to the information; and training of employees on the importance and implications of handling information. Further, the institutions must monitor access to the online portal and limit access to only the necessary extent. The agency must also conduct regular system audits to locate possible weaknesses and act on them. Data encryption has also been proven to be useful in concealing confidential information, which then can only be accessed by authorized individuals (Appari & Johnson, 2010). Finally, application of data and user controls may also come in handy
Strategies for evaluating effectiveness of the system
Procuring an electronic health records system is null if the same cannot guarantee effectiveness. To assess efficiency of the system, the following strategies should be employed. The system should possess a streamlined data entry mode that eases the user’s input of data and allows access by the patients. An efficient system must also guarantee notifications of orders and results. This system lets users receive updated information on the progress and condition of patients. Such a system must also contain useful templates that promote easy reporting of use.
Appari, A., & Johnson, M. E. (2010). Information security and privacy in healthcare: current state of research. International journal of Internet and enterprise management, 6(4), 279-314.
Hiller, J., McMullen, M. S., Chumney, W. M., & Baumer, D. L. (2011). Privacy and security in the implementation of health information technology (electronic health records): US and EU compared. BUJ Sci. & Tech. L., 17, 1.