(20 points) Health and Human Services recruits you to help them with some key policy decisions.Recently, prominent organizations and politicians have advocated for making significant changes to the Federal Government’s Meaningful Use program, specifically regarding Stage 3.

(20 points) Health and Human Services recruits you to help them with some key policy decisions.Recently, prominent organizations and politicians have advocated for making significant changes to the Federal Government’s Meaningful Use program, specifically regarding Stage 3.

There has also been a push to delay the ICD-10 conversion for a third time. Based on what you have learned in class, provide your recommendation to the following questions.

a. Part 1: What should happen with Stage 3 Meaningful Use? Should it be a continuation of Stage 2 or should it change significantly? Consider the goals of the program and the impact on hospitals, physician offices, and EMR vendors.

b. Part 2: What should happen with the ICD-10 conversion? Should it be delayed again? Consider the goals of the program and the impact on hospitals, physician offices, and EMR vendors.

{Type your response in blue font here. Answer both Part 1 and Part 2}

2. (20 points) Because of your success setting federal health policy, you are recruited by Accenture, a leading consulting company, to help them develop a consumer engagement strategy for their clients.

a. Part 1: Describe at least three of the most important requirements health systems should consider when developing a consumer engagement strategy.

b. Part 2: What recommendations would you make to health systems as innovative technology solutions for consumer engagement? Provide supporting justification for your expert opinion.

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{Type your response in blue font here. Answer both Part 1 and Part 2}

3. (20 points) Because the CEO at your favorite hometown hospital was so pleased with the purchase and implementation of the EMR, she is making you the CIO for a new Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) reporting to the ACO CEO. The ACO is made up of two hospitals, two independent physician groups, and a long term care organization. Although the ACO members have committed to working together, there is no shared ownership.

a. Part 1: Describe the IT aspects for the CEO of launching and successfully running the ACO. The CEO admits she doesn’t know much about IT or the IT requirements for a successful ACO.

b. Part 2: Identify the critical success factors for the new ACO. What do you need to communicate to the CEO and leaders of each ACO member to make sure the ACO is successful from an IT perspective?

{Type your response in blue font here. Answer both Part 1 and Part 2}


 


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