Economic and Clinical Healthcare

Unit 2 IP – Course








In the interview for the chief information officer (CIO) position, you

did exceptionally well and were hired by St. Augustine’s Hospital. In a

staff meeting, you were asked to give a presentation to other

employees with the hope of getting volunteers to work with you in

setting up the new healthcare IT department.


Explain the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


Discuss the Healthcare Information Technology and Economic and

Clinical Healthcare (HITECH) Act.


Discuss the impact of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and

Accountability Act (HIPAA) on the implementation.


Discuss the threats to the implementation and use of healthcare

information systems (healthcare IT), as well as how these threats can

be overcome.


Explain what happens if these threats are not alleviated.


Explain the various areas of professional credentialing for healthcare

professionals in IT.


Describe how credentialing helps in achieving quality care.


Describe professional credentialing.


Discuss the importance of credentialing to health IT professionals.


Describe how credentialing helps in achieving quality care.


Explain the benefits of having a healthcare IT department at St.

Augustine’s Hospital.