7022.1.3 : Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation Standards
< < The graduate analyzes how licensing, certification, and accreditation agencies for healthcare organizations impact healthcare delivery at federal, state, local, and organizational levels. < < 7022.1.4 : Quality, Reimbursement, and Patient Access to Healthcare < < The graduate analyzes how relationships between clinical healthcare quality, reimbursement for services, and patient access to medical care influence the services that are provided at various levels of healthcare organizations. < < 7022.1.5 : Federal Healthcare Legislation and Programs < < The graduate analyzes how federal legislation and programs influence the provision of services at all levels of healthcare organizations. < < INTRODUCTION < The healthcare ecosystem is influenced by external forces in the form of government regulations, accreditation standards, and federal legislation. These regulations and this legislation are components of federal government programs and bring with them directives that may affect the economics of healthcare. As greater numbers of healthcare organizations implement information systems across the United States, a seamless exchange of health information may provide consumers with a higher quality of care, improvement in patient access, and more efficient control of the cost of healthcare services. The healthcare ecosystem is one of continuous change, and health information management is supporting many of the changes.