MHA 620 Week 3 DQ 1 Health Technology Policy Analysis   Technology has proven effectiveness in speed of information transmission, which leads to prompt healthcare service delivery, prompt treatment of illnesses and better health outcomes. Policies drive the success of health technology through practice standardization. However, cost, safety and security, ethics, and legality have all been target areas of health technology policies. In a minimum of 250 words, discuss the following:  “� Define health technology policy.  “� What are some key terms in health information technology? List and define two.  “� What organizations safeguard health policies? List at least two organizations and a policy they safeguard.  “� Provide a brief description of the U.S. Food Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) role in health policy. Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. A substantive response is respectful, professional, unique, highlights the key points you have learned, adds your content knowledge, compares and contrasts, provides further research, is topic-related, and is at least five sentences in length.  Suggested Resource:  Health Care: A Modern Day Blade Runner?  AthenaHealth CEO Jonathan Bush discusses the problems with the current state of electronic health records and how they remind him of the classic science fiction film.

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