In the not too distant past it was possible for a patient to receive almost all of his/her care from a sole physician

In the not too distant past it was possible for a patient to receive almost all of his/her care from a sole physician who the patient trusted because the physician knew the patient’s health well. With healthcare becoming increasingly specialized, it is becoming rare for a patient to see only one physician. When a patient sees multiple physicians, _________ may be lost. To help ensure _________ and quality, physicians realize the importance of proper medical record keeping (i.e., past and ongoing care).

  • A. A proper randomized clinical trial; proper randomized clinical trials
  • B. Continuity of care; continuity of care
  • C. Continuous process improvement; continuous process improvement
  • D. all of the above
  • E. none of the above

5. As part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Congress allocated almost $30 billion dollars for health care providers who achieve ____ ____ of health information technology

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6. Of developed countries, the United States has one of the lowest percentages of physicians who use electronic medical records.

  • A. True
  • B. False

7. As part of the U.S. National ______ Strategy and rules related to Accountable ______ Organizations, U.S. policymakers seem to recognize the potential of health information technology to improve quality and health outcomes.

  • A. Health, Health
  • B. Quality, Care
  • C. Quality, Health
  • D. Health, Quality
  • E. Health, Care
  • F. Care, Care

8. In addition to electronic health records, ______, which is the ability to exchange health information among health care organizations and patients, is another component of health information technology that may substantially improve quality of care.

  • A. clinical transfer application system
  • B. health data communication
  • C. clinical data exchange
  • D. quality health data system

9. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) approach focuses on the ______ as coordinator of patients’ medical care and the approach makes extensive use of health information technology.

  • A. primary care clinician
  • B. patient
  • C. patient health care management officer
  • D. health care office manager
  • E. all of the above
  • F. none of the above

10. HIPAA and subsequent regulations created a legal category of “protected health information” which was defined to encompass most types of clinical data. Under the HIPAA law, ______, which include providers and insurers, are legally required to safeguard electronic health information.

  • A. Physicians
  • B. Tort-liable persons
  • C. Covered entities
  • D. HITECH
  • E. all of the above
  • F. none of the above