Review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and nursing informatics.
Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance with various policies and regulations, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Research and select one health or nursing informatics policy (within the past 5 years) or regulation for further study.
Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:
Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.
Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.
Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.
Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific.
Policy Regulation Fact Sheet
For healthcare organization to operate effectively, it must comply with some healthcare policies and regulations. The ultimate mandate of such adherence is to ensure the provision of safe and quality care to patients. Many healthcare professionals make it possible for such adherence to be realized. Nursing informaticist is one such professional. They ensure that medical informatics standards are adhered to, patients are well protected from the safety precautions associated with the use of technology, and also help advocate for evidence-based practices in provision of quality care.
The identified policy is the Medical Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The policy came up with quality payment programs that repealed the formula for a sustainable growth rate. It is thus meant to change plans for Medicare supplements in all US states. The law also gives a basis for compensating clinicians that demonstrate effectively the value other than the number of patients given care. The policy also extends funding for children health insurance program (Sayeed, El-Othmani, Shaffer & Saleh, 2017)….