Discuss about the Vision Document for My Heath Record Project.
The major aim of this study is to prepare a vision document by identifying as well as demonstrating the problems associated with the My Health Record system. Moreover, this vision document also focuses on describing the capabilities and benefits of this project. Besides that, after analyzing the project capabilities and benefits, this vision document has covered the problem statement by considering the issues, demonstrated the desired outcome statement, acceptance criteria along with stakeholder analysis.
While utilizing the My Health Record system, it may be challenging or difficult for few people for understanding as well as interpreting the details present within the medical records. On the other hand, patients are encouraged strongly for utilizing this as the scope for opening a conversation with their healthcare provider for gaining a better understanding of the content within their health records (Hemsley et al., 2016). Moreover, these contents available in the system illustrate the details from several organizations and individuals and can also offers the opposing or alternative points of view. It should not be utilized for the medical treatment, diagnosis or medical advice as well (Woods et al., 2013). Furthermore, the reformation system can be critical for addressing the escalating costs of healthcare that can become unsustainable in the medium to long run.
Desired Outcome Statement
The desired outcome of this project is to execute an electronic summary system comprising all the key health information, which is aimed to continue a process of reforming efficiencies into the health care system, improve the patient care quality whilst minimizing numerous issues those were apparent from the lack of details those are shared about patients.
The acceptance criteria of this particular health record system mainly lies within the efficiency as well as effectiveness of this electronic summary system in preserving the key health information of individual by proving an impressive health care service. Most importantly, the individuals would have the access over this system. The health records allow individuals and their hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers for sharing and viewing the health information of an individual for providing the best possible care.
There are two major stakeholders associated with the project of executing “My Health Record”. The Healthcare service providers as well as the individuals who are availing the healthcare services through this system are the major two stakeholders of this system (Hemsley et al., 2017). The healthcare service providers are mainly the doctors, hospitals, Pharmaceutical organizations and other service providers.
This particular project has few significant capabilities which can create huge benefits for the major stakeholders of the “My Health Record” system. Therefore, this system is capable enough for being driven by the need for the Health Industry for continuing a process of reformation in terms of driving efficiencies into health care system as well as improving the patient care quality (Bush, Stahmer and Connelly 2016. This particular system would be capable enough of providing control to the individuals to go through their health records. Moreover, this system would also provide the scope to the healthcare providers to access the health records available within the patient’s account. Therefore, this easy access can provide the scope the hospitals, doctors as well as other healthcare service providers for viewing and sharing the health details or information of the individuals who are using the “My Health Record” system for providing the best possible healthcare service (Hanna et al., 2017). This system provides the clinical documents those support the continuity of healthcare and improvise the communications between the patients as well as healthcare providers. The “My Health Record” us being implemented within a wide range of healthcare settings in Australia such as the private and public organizations, community services as well as hospitals (Frank 2016). Most important, the “My Health Record” system is also capable of achieving safety share and managing information access by using the digital certificates that mainly conform to the Public Key Infrastructure standard endorsed by Australian Government.
According to the capabilities of the “My Health Record” system, it can be ensured that the utilization of this system can result in several important benefits for the patients who are availing the healthcare services of this system. This system provides the clinical documents which support the healthcare continuity and improvise the communications conducted between patients as well as the healthcare providers (Li et al., 2014). Thus, this system supports the clinical workflow by permitting the significant patient details to be shared electronically between the healthcare providers. It is combined with the fundamental technologies of encryption, authentication and unique identification for providing a secure and safe method of exchanging the healthcare information (Bush, Stahmer and Connelly 2016). This system has made remarkable progress in enhancing and operating the important infrastructure and foundations necessary for enabling a truly national electronic health record system by working with the delivery partners of this health record system (Kidd 2016). The “My Health Record” system can provide the software vendors as well as the participants adopting the digital health a capability of demonstrating and considering the new abilities for testing new software and clinical processes and for conducting training by supporting the safe work practices (Druss et al., 2014).
After conducting the entire vision document for the project of “My Health Record”, it can be stated that this project has several advantages and capabilities along with the issues associated with this system. With the help of this system, prompt and the most efficient healthcare services can be provided to the patients. Therefore, the healthcare service organizations can be capable of proving the best care as the health records allow individuals and their hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers for sharing and viewing the health information of an individual. Most importantly, the issues related with this system must be resolved in order to give the best healthcare services to the individuals who are availing the service of this system and thus the project would also be very successful after its execution.
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