Define health technology policy and discuss key terms in health information technology

Health Technology Policy Analysis

WEEK 3 DISCUSSION 1

 

Technology has proven effectiveness in speed of information transmission, which leads to prompt healthcare service delivery, prompt treatment of illnesses and better health outcomes. Policies drive the success of health technology through practice standardization. However, cost, safety and security, ethics, and legality have all been target areas of health technology policies. In a minimum of 250 words, discuss the following:

· Define health technology policy.

· What are some key terms in health information technology? List and define two.

· What organizations safeguard health policies? List at least two organizations and a policy they safeguard.

· Provide a brief description of the U.S. Food Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) role in health policy.

 

Suggested Resource: It is recommended that you watch the video below (Health Care: A Modern-Day Blade Runner?) to assist you with this discussion. On YouTube

 
 

AthenaHealth CEO Jonathan Bush discusses the problems with the current state of electronic health records and how they remind him of the classic science fiction film.