Healthcare

Initially, I was attracted to the idea of working as a sales vendor for healthcare. I liked the idea of having a variety of clients, as well as the facets of travel and meeting different people that are involved with this kind of work. I also was intrigued by the role that sales vendors play in the delivery of health care — they help health care providers maintain a steady supply of products and equipment that the latter utilizes in their daily operations. Still, after researching a couple of different sources about this position, I actually do not think I am interested. The constant selling point that is the proverbial bottom line of this position interferes with, I believe, the role this position plays in health care delivery.

I found an authentication policy template from the American Health Information Management Association, AHIMA. This document provides basic information about a health care policy and the legalities involved with verifying it. It primarily provides information regarding electronic signatures. One must amend a patient’s medical record by doing so in a manner that is legally and organizationally compliant. There are several regulatory agencies within the health care industry that have specific mandates about legalities pertaining to record keeping. One must act in accordance with these mandates when attempting to amend a patient’s medical record so that it is accurate and current, and ideally maintains some sort of lineage about that person’s medical history.

The impact of mobile technologies on the storage and retention of health records varies according to what type of records. Generally, these technologies have impacted the way that professionals can access these records through the means of mobile devices. There is limited use of mobile technologies to paper patient records — unless those records are input into electronic format. Electronic records and problem oriented medical records are accessible through mobile devices. However, users must ensure that they confirm to regulations regarding the retention of those records on their mobile devices which involves issues of security and data governance.

One of the advance directives of my doctor’s office involves filling out a living will. The importance in filling out this document is that it provides a degree of accountability of a patient’s own accord in the event that there is something noxious (if not fatal) that occurs to him or her while undergoing diagnosis or treatment. It also helps to…

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