GCU Healthcare Standards Paper
Please follow revised 7th edition APA format.
Discuss the importance of health information technology (HIT) standards in the delivery of health care in the United States. Write a 750-1,000 word paper summarizing the following criteria:
Discuss the top five reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care system.
Choose one of the most vital HIT standards for your current or previous organization. Discuss how the standard influences the organization. Some examples of HIT standards are: FHIR, HL7, IHE, C-CDA, QRDA, and HQFM. Refer to HealthIT.gov/Health IT Standards for more information.
Choose a standard you believe needs improvement. Discuss the effect of the standard and propose a solution for its improvement.
Cite three to five scholarly sources in your paper.
Health Care Standards Paper
No of Criteria: 8 Achievement Levels: 5
Less Than Satisfactory
Importance of Standards Used in the U.S. Health Care System
A discussion of the top one or two reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care systems is not included.
A discussion of the top one to three reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care systems is included but incomplete.
A discussion of the top four reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care systems is included but incomplete.
A discussion of the top five reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care systems is complete and includes supporting detail.
A discussion of the top five reasons standards are vital in the U.S. health care systems is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting details.
Influence of HIT Standard on the Organization
A discussion of how one vital HIT standard influences the current or previous organization is not included.
A discussion of how one vital HIT standard influences the current or previous organization is incomplete or incorrect.
A discussion of how one vital HIT standard influences the current or previous organization is included but lack details.
A discussion of how one vital HIT standard influences the current or previous organization is complete and includes supporting detail.
A discussion of how one vital HIT standard influences the current or previous organization of the student is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting details.
Standard Improvement and Proposed Solution
A description of a standard that needs improvement and a solution for its improvement is not included.
A description of a standard that needs improvement and a solution for its improvement is incomplete or incorrect.
A description of a standard that needs improvement and a solution for its improvement is included but lack details.
A description of a standard that needs improvement and a solution for its improvement is complete and includes supporting detail.
A description of a standard that needs improvement and a solution for its improvement is extremely thorough and includes substantial supporting details.
Thesis Development and Purpose
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.
Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.
Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.
Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.
Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.
Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.
Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.
Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.
All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Percentage 100
Please use new 7th edition APA format.
Research the consolidated clinical document architecture (CCDA) messaging framework and describe its benefits and challenges .
Benefits & Challenges of Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (CCDA)
CCDA is considered an emerging standard document for transmitting structured summary information between the providers and the patients. The data transmitted helps in supporting transitions of care, referrals, and coordination of healthcare delivery. The exchange of CCDA can lead to a complete, accurate, and timely longitudinal recording of care. This helps to improve the efficiency and quality of care being provided by the healthcare team to the patient (Lee, et. al., 2016).
The second benefit that CCDA is in achieving great pieces of information exchange that reduces the information releases request and in the scanning of external information. CCDA can be shared electronically, and when more information is shared, it leads to less request of information release, thus saving both time and cost. The CCDAs lead to improved patient satisfaction because information sharing in the hospital is automated, especially with the administration involved with social security.
Some challenges have been attributed to the implementation and use of CCDAs, such as the comprehensive provider directory. Many regions and health organizations have been noted to struggle with keeping updated copies of directories of direct providers, thus requiring manual work. Lack of an updated directory leads to challenges concerning the exchange of vital information. Therefore, there is a need to establish a national provider directory (Benson & Grieve, 2021).
Another challenge is that CCDAs are more Bi-directional, and its integration of data is automated. Some information are at the patients’ level, such as allergies, medications, and this can either be automatically parsed or integrated into the electronic health record subsystem. The level of automation is different therefore creating challenges. Therefore, to avoid such challenges, there is a need to parse additional information to other hospitals’ departments, including laboratory, imaging tests, encounters, and immunizations (Matney, et. al., 2016).
Benson, T., & Grieve, G. (2021). CDA—Clinical Document Architecture. In: Principles of Health Interoperability. Health Information Technology Standards. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56883-2_13
Lee, S.-H., Song, J. H., Kim, I. K., & Kim, J.-W. (2016). Clinical Document Architecture integration system to support patient referral and reply letters. Health Informatics Journal, 160–170. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458214537510
Matney, S. A., Dolin, G., Buhl, L., & Sheide, A. (2016). Communicating Nursing Care Using the Health Level Seven Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture Release 2 Care Plan, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: Volume 34 – Issue 3 – p 128-136 Doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000214