Analyze the flow of data and information among disparate health information systems to support internal and external business processes.
Case Study, Stage 2: Data Flow Among Health Care Systems
Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the “UMUC Family Clinic Case Study”, the course readings assigned to date, and feedback on your graded Stage 1 assignment.
Purpose of this Assignment
This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:
Analyze the flow of data and information among disparate health information systems to support internal and external business processes
Examine the implications of ethical, legal, and regulatory policy issues on health care information systems
UMUC Family Clinic Medical Practice
In your Stage 1 assignment, you created process models for the patient visit process in the UMUC Family Clinic. For the Stage 3 assignment, you will identify an Electronic Health Records System that will address the process problems at the Clinic. The EHR system you identify will initially be implemented at the UMUC Family Clinic, but will soon need to be able to connect and communicate with external systems. As part of analyzing the requirements for the new system, one step is to consider how that system will enable the UMUC Family Clinic to exchange electronic data with other health organizations – such as other providers, pharmacies, insurance companies, and even patients themselves. The case study mentions several of these. For this assignment you will select two types of external organizations and describe what kind of data would flow between the UMUC Family Clinic and those organizations and how that can be done effectively.