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You will want to examine 5-7 initiatives associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and analyze the implications that they may have on designing and planning health information systems for the future.

Evaluate the challenges associated with each trend and ways to overcome them.
Include an assessment of the impact that each initiative may have on the following:
- Leadership, governance, and the role of a health care CIO strategic HMIS planning and organizational culture characteristics and capabilities of an enterprise resource planning system
- Review legislation and regulations that could influence the implementation of health information management systems.

Your references must include at least six peer-reviewed articles.

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This was a much harder topic to research than I anticipated. Trying to find 5-7 initiatives that would impact an HIS system is difficult, I spent most of yesterday just trying to find the literature I wanted. Right now I'm going to give you what I have and ideas that come to mind, then we can work on formatting that into your assignment paper.

Thoughts on PPACAs impact on health care facilities:

* Theoretically, in the future, there should not be any patients presenting to a health care facility who do not have insurance.
* Bundled billing will require coordination of care between facilities and quality accountability
* Preventative care is of high importance, and is provided free to patients
* New crack-down on Medicare/Medicaid waste and fraud may require more stringent billing practices
* Information will need to be provided in a culturally/linguistically appropriate manner

The references I have collected so far:

1. Krist, A.H., et al. (2012). Interactive preventive health record to enhance delivery of recommended care: a randomized trial. Ann Fam Med. 10. p 312-319.

2. Hardcastle, L.E., Record, K.L., Jacobson, P.D., Gostin, L.O. (2011). Improving the population's health: the Affordable Care Act and the importance of integration. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics. p 317-327.

3. Sheehan, P. (2012). A provider's journey to adopt HIT: how Golden Living leveraged technology to improve care collaboration. Long-Term Living. p 17-20. (not peer-reviewed, but informative)

4. Ford, E.W., Huerta, T.R., Schilhavy, R.A.M., Menachemi, N. (2012). Effective US health system websites: establishing benchmarks and standards for effective consumer engagement. Journal of Healthcare Management 57(1). p 47-64.

5. Escobedo, M., Kirtane, J., Berman, A. (2013). Health information technology: a path to improved care transitions and proactive patient care. Journal of the American Society on Aging 36(4). p 56-62.

6. Futrell, K. (2013). The EHR-LIS nexus. MLO. p 42-46.

***I found all of these articles through my school's library. If there is one you cannot find and want to read, let me know.

For the first issue: every patient should have insurance.

As I was addressing this issue, I realized that this theory is not ...

Solution Summary

This solution selects several initiatives covered by the Affordable Care Act and briefly elaborates on them as well as providing links for more information.

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