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  1. Standards for Safety, Security, and Interoperability of Medical Devices in an Integrated Health Information Environment by Patricia A.H. Williams, Ph.D., MSs, BSc
  2. Health Information Exchange by AHIMA practice Council
  3. Trend in Health Information Exchange Organization Staffing by AHIMA; HIMSS
  4. New International Standard for Health Information Privacy Workforce Education by Lee, Mee Jeong
  5. Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information by US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Article selected to critique

Standards for Safety, Security, and Interoperability of Medical Devices in an Integrated Health Information Environment by Patricia A.H. Williams, Ph.D., MSs, BSc

This article focuses on the passing of information in health organizations and the safety measures that are taken to enhance the privacy of this information (Williams, 2017). However, as much as this information provided in this article is vital, it appears to be more factual but without supporting details regarding the facts obtained. For instance, how are the devices in the hospital viable to hackers? It explains how the internet contributes to blockage of roots of information and how it’s not easy to derive the information in the systems but do not provide real evidence and examples of the data that have been lost from the use of Internet of Things.

The article states that there are studies that show how equipment used in hospitals such as cardioverter can sabotage the privacy of patients (Williams, 2017). There is, however, no evidence on these studies neither is there an example of how these devices have been sabotaging privacy. There is a statement on the challenges that are being faced today in health facilities. The article, however, does not provide the measures that can be taken to minimize these problems so that the future does not get corrupted with them.

On standardization, the article looks into the recent standardization measure that focuses on managing risks, the culture of the organization, privacy and the quality of health facilities (Williams, 2017). Information about these measures is of help to those who need facts to relate to certain evidence. However, there has not been an analysis of the standards and how they have been utilized. There is hence no consistency in addressing these areas. In essence, as much as the article describes the new standards that have been developed and also the challenges faced earlier in the passing of information in health facilities, there is no evidence to this. The article only provides the facts without an open example. Further studies should be taken to fully focus on all the new standards set, how health officials are using the information.

In conclusion, this article should provide real-life examples that can be used to relate the challenges experienced and the standards of information being used.  These should show how the standards have been implemented in reality to enhance the security of information in health facilities. Evidence, in reality, is essential.

 

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