Imagine leadership within your organization has asked you to research a new piece of legislation, mandate, or policy to determine what impact it may have on the EHR and clinical documentation in your practice environment. You have been asked to provide education on the legislation and ramifications of accompanying changes. Discuss the selected legislation or policy in your state that will affect the clinical environment, data collection, and the EHR. You may select legislation that was recently passed or a pending piece of legislation.

After you have chosen the legislation addressing the following:

  1. Summarize the key components and purpose of the selected legislation or policy.
  2. Explain the impact the legislation/policy will likely have on the EHR, clinical documentation, and the clinical environment.
  3. Identify the primary challenges of implementing the changes and recommend solutions for overcoming those challenges for your organizations.