Respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person. Resign from an association position if unable to perform the assigned responsibilities with competence.
Promote the obligation to respect privacy by respecting confidential information shared among colleagues, while responding to requests from the legal profession, the media, or other non-healthcare related individuals, during presentations or teaching and in situations that could cause harm to persons.
Provides ethical principles by which the general public can hold the HIM professional accountable. The Use of the Code Violation of principles in this code does not automatically imply legal liability or violation of the law.
For example, the statement "safeguard all confidential patient information to include, but not limited to, personal, health, financial, genetic and outcome information" can also be interpreted as "shall not fail to safeguard all confidential patient information to include personal, health, financial, genetic, and outcome information.
Establishes a framework for professional behavior and responsibilities when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise.
Advocate, uphold, and defend the individual's right to privacy and the doctrine of confidentiality in the use and disclosure of information.
If someone does the stated activities, ethical behavior is the standard. Provide directed practice opportunities for students. The terms "shall and shall not" are used as a basis for setting high standards for behavior. Claim and ensure that representation to patients, agencies, and the public of professional qualifications, credentials, education, competence, affiliations, services provided, training, certification, consultation received, supervised experience, and other relevant professional experience are accurate.
To ensure that needed information is accurate, reliable, and secure, AHIMA and the profession must convene collaborative groups and accomplish four major objectives: Contribute time and professional expertise to activities that promote respect for the value, integrity, and competence of the health information management profession.
Be aware of the profession's mission, values, and ethical principles, and practice in a manner consistent with them by acting honestly and responsibly. Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
Alleged violations of the code would be subject to a peer review process. Promote the value of self-determination for each individual. Identifies core values on which the HIM mission is based. Promotes high standards of HIM practice.
A health information management professional shall: Mentors practitioners new to the field to HIM's mission, values, and ethical principles. Participate in, condone, or be associated with dishonesty, fraud and abuse, or deception. Summarizes broad ethical principles that reflect the profession's core values.
The minimum necessary standard is essential when releasing health information for disclosure activities. Establishes a set of ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions. Purpose of the American Health Information Management Association Code of Ethics The HIM professional has an obligation to demonstrate actions that reflect values, ethical principles, and ethical guidelines.
If needed, utilize the Professional Ethics Committee Policies and Procedures for potential ethics complaints. Participate in and contribute to decisions that affect the well-being of patients by drawing on the perspectives, values, and experiences of those involved in decisions related to patients.
Be knowledgeable about established policies and procedures for handling concerns about colleagues' unethical behavior. Uphold the decisions made by the association.
Be responsible for setting clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries for students, staff, peers, colleagues, and members within professional organizations. Needs are evolving from simply translating data to turning data into knowledge that powers better healthcare decision making.
Take adequate measures to discourage, prevent, expose, and correct the unethical conduct of colleagues. Such processes are generally separate from legal or administrative procedures and insulated from legal review or proceedings to allow the profession to counsel and discipline its own members although in some situations, violations of the code would constitute unlawful conduct subject to legal process.
The health industry continues to evolve, and AHIMA is working to advance the accuracy, reliability, and usefulness of health data by leading key industry initiatives and advocating for consistent standards.
• Applies to all health information management professionals. • Developed to help members in their How to Interpret the Code of Ethics is information designed to assist AHIMA members in applying the Code of Ethics six additional case studies included in the Ethics Scenarios attachment.) View ETHICS CASE STUDIES FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT from WRITING CT English at University of Phoenix.
Running Head: ETHICS CASE STUDIES FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ETHICS CASE STUDIES75%(8). AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide.
Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more thanhealth information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training. AHIMA Code of Ethics Preamble.
The ethical obligations of the health information management (HIM) professional include the safeguarding of privacy and security of health information; disclosure of health information; development, use, and maintenance of health information systems and health information; and ensuring the accessibility and integrity of health information.
ETHICS CASE STUDIES FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 2 Case 12 Compliance Matters Situational Summary Selena is the director of Health Information for Home Health of Anywhere General Healthcare System (AGHS) and has uncovered that there may be a potential unethical dilemma within the release of information department by an individual that has 67%(9).
Created specifically for students of Health Information Management and Health Information Technology, this worktext helps bridge the gap between knowledge gained through formal instruction and real-world, on-the-job application.Ethics case studies for health information management