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Differences and similarities of the elite and incremental policy theory models

It is very necessary that librarians, records managers, archivists and other information science professionals be well versed in information policy analysis, design, implementation and evaluation in order for them to contribute effectively in the information policy processes. In this paper the author is going to compare and contrast between the Incremental and the Elite theory models of Information policy.

The author is going to define the terms policy model, incremental and elite theory models. Haynes and Mickelson [1997:58] say “a model is a representative of some aspect of real world designed to yield insight into or to focus attention on a specific segment of t.” The incremental theory of policy model is defined by www.answers .com as follows: ‘Incremental policy making looks at existing programs or policies and uses these as a foundation to implement change.” Mutongi [2012:52] simply defines the incremental policy model as largely a continuation of past policies marked only by i…

Legal and Professional Obligations which Promotes or Hinder the Disclosure of Patient Health Information.

In many countries it has been the general rule that patient health records must be disclosed under valid laid down rules such as the health professional codes of standards and ethics. In this paper , the author is going to discuss legal and professional obligations which promotes or hinder the disclosure of patient health information.

Before proceeding to the contents of the paper the author will first define health records or health information. According to the Wikipedia, “The terms medical record, health record, and medical chart are used interchangeable to describe the systematic documentation of a single patient’s medical history and care …” The free online dictionary defines medical record as “A Chronological written account of a patient’s examination and treatment that includes the patient’s examination and treatment that includes the patient’s medical history and complaints, the physician’s physical findings, the results of diagnostic tests and procedures, and medications and…