Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2009-03-24
In the realm of health care, privacy protections are needed to preserve patients' dignity and prevent possible harms. Ten years ago, to address these concerns as well as set guidelines for ethical health research, Congress called for a set of federal standards now known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In its 2009 report, Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information concludes that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not protect privacy as well as it should, and that it impedes important health research.
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2013-06-10
America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual. Best Care at Lower Cost explains that inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. According to this report, the knowledge and tools exist to put the health system on the right course to achieve continuous improvement and better quality care at a lower cost. The costs of the system's current inefficiency underscore the urgent need for a systemwide transformation. About 30 percent of health spending in 2009--roughly $750 billion--was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems. Moreover, inefficiencies cause needless suffering. By one estimate, roughly 75,000 deaths might have been averted in 2005 if every state had delivered care at the quality level of the best performing state. This report states that the way health care providers currently train, practice, and learn new information cannot keep pace with the flood of research discoveries and technological advances. About 75 million Americans have more than one chronic condition, requiring coordination among multiple specialists and therapies, which can increase the potential for miscommunication, misdiagnosis, potentially conflicting interventions, and dangerous drug interactions. Best Care at Lower Cost emphasizes that a better use of data is a critical element of a continuously improving health system, such as mobile technologies and electronic health records that offer significant potential to capture and share health data better. In order for this to occur, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, IT developers, and standard-setting organizations should ensure that these systems are robust and interoperable. Clinicians and care organizations should fully adopt these technologies, and patients should be encouraged to use tools, such as personal health information portals, to actively engage in their care. This book is a call to action that will guide health care providers; administrators; caregivers; policy makers; health professionals; federal, state, and local government agencies; private and public health organizations; and educational institutions.
Author: Janice L. Kazmier
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2008-03-21
Health Care Law provides essential information necessary for students pursuing careers in the growing health care sector, as paralegals, managers, or compliance/ethics professionals. This text offers students easy-to-read chapters that provide outlines, learning objectives, summaries, and exercises to assist students with comprehension. Chapters focus on key information such as the types of health care entities, and the laws and ethics that govern them, and discuss the major areas of health care law, including regulatory research and administrative law review. Also highlighted are important contemporary topics like electronic health records, corporate compliance, HIPAA privacy and security, physician professional relationships, and prepares students for their careers with real-world examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Timothy Garton Ash
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Political Science
Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Internet und Globalisierung haben eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit möglich gemacht, gleichzeitig provozieren sie neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte angestoßen, seitdem diskutieren Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft vernünftig unsere Standpunkte austauschen, wie wir das Recht auf Redefreiheit genauso wie die Würde Andersdenkender sichern können. Es ist der Stoff für sein neues Buch: Ein Standardwerk zur Redefreiheit im 21. Jahrhundert.
Author: Ross A. Leo
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2004-11-29
Management and IT professionals in the healthcare arena face the fear of the unknown: they fear that their massive efforts to comply with HIPAA requirements may not be enough, because they still do not know how compliance will be tested and measured. No one has been able to clearly explain to them the ramifications of HIPAA. Until now. The HIPAA Program Reference Handbook explains all aspects of HIPAA including system design, implementation, compliance, liability, transactions, security, and privacy, focusing on pragmatic action instead of theoretic approaches. The book is organized into five parts. The first discusses programs and processes, covering program design and implementation, a review of legislation, human dynamics, the roles of Chief Privacy and Chief Security Officers, and many other foundational issues. The Handbook continues by analyzing product policy, technology, and process standards, and what entities need to do to reach compliance. It then focuses on HIPAA legal impacts, including liability associated with senior management and staff within an organization. A section on transactions and interactions discusses the intricacies of the transaction types, standards, methods, and implementations required by HIPAA, covering the flow of payments and patient information among healthcare and service providers, payers, agencies, and other organizations. The book concludes with a discussion of security and privacy that analyzes human and machine requirements, interface issues, functions, and various aspects of technology required to meet HIPAA mandates.
Ready to take your IT skills to the healthcare industry? This concise book provides a candid assessment of the US healthcare system as it ramps up its use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other forms of IT to comply with the government’s Meaningful Use requirements. It’s a tremendous opportunity for tens of thousands of IT professionals, but it’s also a huge challenge: the program requires a complete makeover of archaic records systems, workflows, and other practices now in place. This book points out how hospitals and doctors’ offices differ from other organizations that use IT, and explains what’s necessary to bridge the gap between clinicians and IT staff. Get an overview of EHRs and the differences among medical settings Learn the variety of ways institutions deal with patients and medical staff, and how workflows vary Discover healthcare’s dependence on paper records, and the problems involved in migrating them to digital documents Understand how providers charge for care, and how they get paid Explore how patients can use EHRs to participate in their own care Examine healthcare’s most pressing problem—avoidable errors—and how EHRs can both help and exacerbate it
Author: Mark A. Hall
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Health Care Law and Ethics is the definitive casebook for covering all aspects of the dynamic field of health care law, including thought-provoking discussions of topical and controversial subject such as gene patenting and DNA banks. Its relationship-oriented approach is accessible and builds logically from ethics of the patient/provider relationship through to state and institutional involvement in health care. Drawing on current and classic case law, this text is appropriate for survey and specialized law school classes on health care law. The three soft-bound "splits", covering medical malpractice and treatment relationships; bioethics and public health and regulation; and insurance law and corporate law, make the material readily adaptable for more specialized course focus. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new material on all aspects of the controversial Affordable Care Act, new case law and discussion of legislative responses to developments in biotech, and updates for HIPPA and the international aspects of public health. Features: Comprehensive coverage of key areas of health care law, including: Health care reform. Federalism and constitutional issues. Consumer-driven health care and health savings accounts. Prescription drug coverage. Accountable care organizations. Medical malpractice reform. Physician aid in dying. Genetics. Integrates public health and ethics issues and features clear notes that provide context, smooth transitions between cases, and background information. Relationship-oriented organization flows from provider/patient to provider/patient/state to provider/state/institutions. Highly sophisticated yet accessible treatment of current case law, trends, and issues. Adaptable for survey or specialized courses. 3 soft-bound "splits" focus on coverage of: Medical malpractice and treatment relationships. Bioethics and public health. Regulation, insurance and corporate law. The revised Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include: Coverage of the Affordable Care Act, including: Overview and politics of enactment. Constitutional challenges. Insurance exchanges and regulation. Medicaid expansions and Medicare amendments. Accountable care organizations. Comparative effectiveness studies. Cost containment. Updated coverage of all topics, including end-of-life. Recent developments and case law in biotech, including: Stem-cell research (Sherley v. Sebelius). Patenting genes (Ass'n. for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). DNA biobanks. New discussions of confidentiality and informed consent, including HIPPA coverage and enforcement, and research on DNA and biobanks. Legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction and anonymity for gene donors, and the challenges of international reproductive tourism. Updated coverage of: PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for persons at risk for HIV infection. Public health measures and legislation related to obesity and nutrition. International aspects of public health, including the Millennium Goals, WHO reform, and efforts to improve global health governance.
Updated annually to keep up with the increasingly fast pace of change in the field, the Information Security Management Handbook is the single most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on information security (IS) and assurance. Facilitating the up-to-date understanding required of all IS professionals, the Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition, Volume 5 reflects the latest issues in information security and the CISSP® Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®). This edition updates the benchmark Volume 1 with a wealth of new information to help IS professionals address the challenges created by complex technologies and escalating threats to information security. Topics covered include chapters related to access control, physical security, cryptography, application security, operations security, and business continuity and disaster recovery planning. The updated edition of this bestselling reference provides cutting-edge reporting on mobile device security, adaptive threat defense, Web 2.0, virtualization, data leakage, governance, and compliance. Also available in a fully searchable CD-ROM format, it supplies you with the tools and understanding to stay one step ahead of evolving threats and ever-changing standards and regulations.
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2006-10-20
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to improve the portability and continuity of health insurance; promote medical savings accounts; improve access to long-term care services and coverage; and simplify the administration of health insurance. HIPAA's Administrative Simplification provisions focus on facilitating the electronic exchange of information for financial and administrative functions related to patient care. However, the very advances that make it easier to transmit information also present challenges to preserving the confidentiality of potentially sensitive personal information contained in medical records. In 2003, the President's Cancer Panel discovered HIPAA Privacy Rule slowed research on cancer survivors, as well as causing increased bureaucracy, informed consent problems, and complications for clinical trials. Effect of the HIPAA Privacy Rule on Health Research evaluates the impact of HIPAA provisions and provides guidance to legislators on amendments needed to make this law better serve the interests of cancer survivors and others.
Author: John J. Hutton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Advances in the biomedical sciences, especially genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, taken together with the expanding use of electronic health records, are radically changing the IT infrastructure and software applications needed to support the transfer of knowledge from bench to bedside. Pediatric Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Pediatric Research describes the core resources in informatics necessary to support biomedical research programs and how these can best be integrated with hospital systems to receive clinical information that is necessary to conduct translational research.The focus is on the authors’ recent practical experiences in establishing an informatics infrastructure in a large research-intensive children’s hospital. This book is intended for translational researchers and informaticians in pediatrics, but can also serve as a guide to all institutions facing the challenges of developing and strengthening informatics support for biomedical research. The first section of the book discusses important technical challenges underlying computer-based pediatric research, while subsequent sections discuss informatics applications that support biobanking and a broad range of research programs. Pediatric Biomedical Informatics provides practical insights into the design, implementation, and utilization of informatics infrastructures to optimize care and research to benefit children. Dr. John Hutton is the Vice President and Director of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA. He is also Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Information Services at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise
Release Date: 2006
Beyond Leading and Managing focuses on real life stories and anecdotes about the practice of nursing administration. It highlights key information such as advanced administrative theory, financial decisions, quality control, working with external groups and individuals, planning strategically, and creating new opportunities within the profession. Theory boxes, case studies, and current literature and research located both in the book and on the Evolve website help the reader grasp the key points, remember them and think about the practicality of the content in the real world of leading in healthcare organizations. A brief overview of the chapter helps focus readers and the content builds the base of important information about the topic. Literature boxes pull out and summarize key relevant theories in nursing administration. Contemplations (questions to ponder about the topic) are included to help readers think about the practicality of the content. Leadership Stories offer actual scenarios of practice from a professional view. Administration certification is included as key content in the text. Evolve website offers web links and current research/literature recommended by the authors.
Author: Lisa Marsch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-11-10
In recent years, there has been an explosion of research focused on using technology in healthcare, including web- and mobile- health assessment and intervention tools, as well as smartphone sensors and smart environments for monitoring and promoting health behavior. This work has shown that technology-based therapeutic tools offer considerable promise for monitoring and responding to individuals' health behavior in real-time. They may also function as important "clinician-extenders" or stand-alone tools, may be cost-effective and may offer countless opportunities for tailoring behavioral monitoring and intervention delivery in a manner that is optimally responsive to each individual's profile and health behavior trajectory over time. Additionally, informational and communication technologies may be used in the context of decision support tools to help individuals better understand and access treatment. Technology may enable entirely new models of healthcare both within and outside of formal systems of care and thus offers the opportunity to revolutionize healthcare delivery. This edited book defines the state of scientific research related to the development, experimental evaluation, and effective dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting behavioral health. Behavioral Healthcare and Technology provides an overview of current evidence-based approaches to leverage technology to promote behavioral health, including management of substance use, mental health, diet/exercise, medication adherence, as well as chronic disease self-management. Additionally, the book defines the state of implementation research examining models for deploying technology-based behavioral healthcare systems and integrating them into various care settings to increase the quality and reach of evidence-based behavioral healthcare while reducing costs.
Author: Charles R. McConnell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2011-09-24
The Seventh Edition of this best-selling text continues to offer proven, hands-on, practical applications of both classic and current management principles in the healthcare setting. Packed with strategies, techniques, and tools to build or reinforce your management skills and meet the never-ending challenges that one may face daily as a healthcare supervisor, students and professionals alike will benefit from this classic guidebook that is now more reader-friendly and accessible. NEW to the SECOND EDITION: 4-5 additional review questions for each chapter Expanded material and new exhibits on delegation New discussion on the effects of organizational shuffling on employee motivation Expanded material on the legal implications of performance appraisal New section on Six Sigma New coverage of several more laws that affect employees and employment Updated material on HIPAA implementation Updated material on unions and union organizing in health care. “I have seen numerous texts and this is the best. Students at the grad level and in the field really benefit from it. Thanks for a quality publication.” —John A. Romas, MPH, PhD, Health Science, Department, Minnesota State University
Author: Elliott C. Kulakowski
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2008-07-03
This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.