INTRODUCTION Proper documentation is an important issue and area of concern to t
INTRODUCTION Proper documentation is an important issue and area of concern to the health information management (HIM) professional. Quality of care, patient safety, and regulatory compliance are major focal points for all healthcare organizations. HIM professionals serve as subject matter experts to ensure that clinical practices meet the requirements of external regulatory agencies as well as internal stakeholders. HIM professionals can share their expertise by collecting and analyzing financial and clinical data that relate to the pharmacy department. The goal is for HIM professionals to be familiar with how pharmaceuticals affect reimbursement and with related standards surrounding pharmacy best practices. SCENARIO You are the HIM director of Felder Community Hospital and have been asked by the hospital CEO and CIO to create a presentation for a meeting with the board of directors. A new electronic health record (EHR) is being implemented in a staged manner at the hospital, and you will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a medication reconciliation component into the EHR. REQUIREMENTS A. Create a multimedia presentation (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote), that includes presenter notes, about the medication reconciliation application of an EHR for the board of directors. Include the following in your presentation: 1. Explain the features of a medication reconciliation application as a selling point for the EHR. 2. Describe how the medication reconciliation function could be used to improve healthcare delivery as a selling point for the EHR. 3. Describe how the medication reconciliation function could improve patient safety as a selling point for the EHR. 4. Describe how the medication reconciliation function could improve regulatory compliance with CMS quality measures or Joint Commission standards as a selling point for the EHR. 5. Explain how the medication reconciliation application could be implemented. B. Within the multimedia presentation, explain the ethical and legal issues for the use of medication reconciliation applications by doing the following: 1. Discuss ethical or legal issues as they pertain to clinical end users of a medication reconciliation application. 2. Propose two ethical guidelines for clinical end users of the medication reconciliation application at Felder Community Hospital, including the purpose of each ethical guideline. 3. Describe consequences that should be enforced at Felder Community Hospital for violating ethical or legal guidelines regarding the use of a medication reconciliation application, including why the consequences should be enforced. C. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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