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MHA599 Health Administration (Culminating Project 1-4)

Module 4 – Assignment - Quality, Ethical, and IT Controls 1.Based on your proposed organization and structure for the GAH and the Community Clinic, we will now focus on additional aspects pertaining to: 2.Quality control and Accreditation: a.Define at least five core organizational competencies and functions for the new organization, and define a goal/objective for them. b.Propose a control method/score board to be implemented in the new organization to ensure that said core competencies and functions are meeting their goals and objectives. c.Assume that the new Hospital will seek JCAHO accreditation. What major competencies will this require from management and staff? 3.Ethical Issues - HIPAA a.The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addressed the security and privacy of health data. As the industry adopts these standards for the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's healthcare system, the use of electronic data interchange will improve. b.Review 4.IT Systems a.Based on your proposed project’s organizational structure and the geographical locations of Mission Hospital, Golden Age Hospital and the Community Clinic, recommend the major components of an IT system that can best provide for the communication needs within and between the organization units. b.Identify and define your requirements from the system subject to the ethical requirements of HIPAA (see above). 5.Conclusions and Recommendations – Final for complete project. 6.Final paper a.Combine all chapters of the project paper as you have developed them over the past modules into one comprehensive paper. b.Note: If you need any clarification on the assignment, communicate with your instructor at any time throughout the modules.


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   Mission Viejo is a city in Orange County California with a population of 97,209 residents (Mission Hospital 2014 CHNA). There are an additional nine municipalities which includes Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano and Rancho Santa Margarita. This area has the responsibility of caring and treating a total of 449,044 residents which 56,974 are senior 65 and older that are within a 10-mile radius to the local hospitals. The population in these areas (though averaging younger around 45 years old) has a more elderly population that require specialized healthcare. (Table 1)  

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           St. Joseph Health organization offers multiple resources for the local senior population such as transportation, Rehab/Sports/Wellness programs, and palliative services but appear to be limited in senior specialized hospital centers or wards. Multiple nursing facilities are available in the local county, unfortunately presenting with minimal facilities for the senior population for

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