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Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems

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1. What concepts in the chapter are illustrated in this case? Who are the stakeholders in this case?

2. What are the problems with America's current medical record keeping system? How would electronic medical records alleviate these problems?

3. What management, organization, and technology factors are most critical to the creation and development of electronic medical records?

4. What are the pros and cons of electronic patient records? Do you think the concerns over digitizing our medical records are valid? Why or why not?

5. Should people entrust Google with their electronic medical records? Why or why not?

6. If you were in charge of designing an electronic medical record keeping system, what are some features you would include? What are features you would avoid?

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1. What concepts in the chapter are illustrated in this case? Who are the stakeholders in this case?

The concepts in the chapter that are illustrated in this case are that the suggested Health Information Technology initiative involves changing organizations, improving organization management, cultural change, software, and interface design. The introduction of large online medical record systems, the development of software platform, data portability, and medical records interoperability are illustrated. The conflict between industry sloes of data and the conflict between efficiency through information systems and personal privacy have been illustrated.
The stakeholders are the Federal Government, the heath care system including hospitals, the health care staff and personnel, the users of the healthcare system that is the patients, and the developers of the software and systems for healthcare systems.

2. What are the problems with America's current medical record keeping system? How would electronic medical records alleviate these problems?

The problems with current medical record keeping system are that the system is paper based and leads to a lot of waste. This leads to fraud, duplicate tests, unnecessary care, medial mistakes, administrative inefficiency, and redundant paperwork. This has made the US system the highest cost ...

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