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Are Ethics Guiding Your Workplace?

Author: Yokubaitis, Pamela R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003

Sanctions under the HIPAA regulations mean serious financial consequences for healthcare professionals who release protected health information to others without following proper disclosure protocols. But HIM professionals should not be motivated by fear of financial consequences alone. Ou....

HIM & Ethical Decision Making: Complex Challenges

Author: Harman, Laurinda B.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

The successful health information management (HIM) professional (RHIT and RHIA) must be simultaneously passionate about two things: (1) information management expertise and (2) ethical principles and professional values. Technical expertise without ethical principles and professional....

Blue-ribbon Approach to Compliance

Author: Meaney, Mark E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001

The seeds of today’s compliance movement were first sown 60 years ago in a one-car shed in Palo Alto, CA. With a mere $538 in start-up capital, Bill Hewlett and David Packard launched a high-tech revolution and created a bellwether of the modern economy when they founded Hewlett-Packard (HP).

On The Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Hjort, Beth M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2001

Q: It's difficult to research and write organizational policies because of the myriad external forces governing the same healthcare issues. Do you have guidelines to help ensure we don't miss any mandates?

Q: How does a healthcare organization deal with conflicting directives betwee....

Drafting Policy on Business Ethics

Author: Dingman, Barbara

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001

The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) attention to fraud and abuse has certainly changed the way hospitals and their vendors conduct business. For many years, it has been common practice for vendors to court their clients with gifts and outings to get their product purchased, and....

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