Assess One of the Patient Consent Scenarios Listed Above
One of the patient consent scenarios is that “when a Patient is Not Asked for a Consent Decision, then the HIPAA background rules apply”. This means that in this case, the entities will need to use the phone, mail, or fax to acquire information (HealthIT.gov, 2021). However, these methods could be slower or costlier than digital sharing.
Recommendations on how Patient Consent based could be integrated without constituting an obstacle to achieving Interoperability
There will be a need for health professionals to agree to a constant exchange between medical technology and software solutions. This is as a way of ensuring a continuous patient acre. For an easy integration without constituting an obstacle to achieving Interoperability, there will first be a need for involving the patients in the decision-making. This could be through a systematic approach, where the discussions with the patients are not limited to the disclosure of risks (Shah, Thornton, Turrin, & Hipskind., 2020). Clinicians can ensure that the patient has the capacity of making decisions and that the choice is being voluntary without any undue influence. There will also be a need for encouraging and checking the understanding of the patient. This can be made possible through using decision-making sheets, educational curricula, extended and use of multimedia discussion aids to ensure that the patient understands more about the process (Shah, Thornton, Turrin, & Hipskind., 2020). It will also be vital to establish clear goals of care and prioritize them in the context of the patient’s goals.
The impact of wearable technologies in achieving interoperability.
Wearable devices collect vast amounts of data which aids the health care professionals to discover the correlations between medical conditions which then lead to effective management. Wearable technologies such as the infamous Google glass, help in the provision of quick access to the patient data that is found online (Godfrey, et al., 2018). This enables remote collaboration between health care organizations and could hence streamline the health care training. Wearable monitors can also possibly help health care providers to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Godfrey, A., Hetherington, V., Shum, H., Bonato, P., Lovell, N. H., & Stuart, S. (2018). From A to Z: Wearable technology explained. Maturitas. 113, 40-47.
HealthIT.gov. (2021). Patient Consent Scenarios. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/topic/interoperability/patient-consent-scenarios
Shah, P., Thornton, I., Turrin, D., & Hipskind., J. E. (2020). Informed Consent. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430827/