Ethical Self-Assessment HCS/545-Health Law and Ethics September 15, 2014 Kenneth Pincus Ethical Self-Assessment The history of healthcare is one of constant discovery, progress, and invention. Health law and ethics describes the behavior of the professionals operating within the health care industry. Those involved in this decision-making process must consider ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence as well as professional and organizational ethical standards and codes. Many factors have contributed to the growing concern in healthcare organizations over ethical issues, including issues of access and affordability, pressure to reduce costs, mergers and acquisitions, financial and other resource constraints, and advances in medical technology that complicate decision making near the end of life. Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework.
Risk Management Assessment Summary NAME HCS 451 Date INstructor Risk Management Assessment Summary It is important for a healthcare organization to promote and develop secure and successful patient care practices; the conservation of financial resources and the upholding of safe working environments are crucial to its name. Hospitals today face a wide range of risk factors that can determine success or failure, including: * Competitive responses both from other hospitals and physician groups. * Changes in government rules and regulations. * Razor-thin profit margins. * Community relations as expressed through zoning and permitting resistance.
HIPAA for Allied Health Careers Discussion Board 2 Enforcement of the HIPAA privacy, security, transactions, and identifier standards, as well as of related fraud and abuse laws, has a significant effect on the daily activities of allied health employees in all health care settings. It is important to be aware of the serious nature of penalties for violations of applicable laws and to understand the steps that can be taken to avoid even the suggestion of improper conduct as an employee. Explain the purpose of the HIPAA final enforcement rules? The purpose is to reconcile differences in enforcement procedures that had existed between the privacy and the security standards by imposing a single rule, this one single rule is the HIPAA Final
HIPPA Tutorial and Summary HCS/320 Jim Mackey What did you learn from the HIPPA tutorials? HIPPA tutorial made me familiar with the measures and guiding principles that have to be maintained by a company while electronically dealing with patient information. It is imperative to understand HIPPA as the fundamental rules must be maintained accordingly. It is essential to understand the three fundamental aspects, reliability, secrecy and accessibility. HIPPA tells us to safeguard client information as well as other ones that have accessibility restrictions.
Nurses need to keep themselves cognizant of changes in the nurse practice acts and how they are affected by these changes. “Nurses need to be able to read and understand legal language in order to analyze how that language will affect their practice and conversely their patient.” (Furlong. P.31) The nurse practice act is always changing. New technology changes and increased workload, nurses are required to stay up to date with the changing scope of practice. Resources: Brekken, S. A., & Evans, S. (2011).
The Role of Clinical Coding Physician documentation, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, and compliance with federal billing regulations are essential given the government's significant efforts to address fraud and abuse and the grave financial and legal consequences of noncompliance. From a compliance perspective, it is important that coders and physicians work collaboratively to ensure that the documentation supports what is coded. If trends identify documentation or coding problem areas, they should be used to educate both physicians and coders. The OIG has noted in its Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals that “accurate coding depends upon the quality and completeness of the physician’s documentation.” “Active staff physician
Introduction The current health care industry has changed due to the approach used to provide services to patients. There is an increase in the level of infections received through the process of treatment. Sepsis infection is a condition that has grown in the health care industry, and it requires critical evaluation in order to get a solution. The national health regulatory agencies have developed some strategies that help minimize negative outcomes by way of ensuring that the products for injection are first tested. The focus of the paper is to come up with a strategy that will be used by the health care industry in ensuring that proper services are offered without developing any infections to the patients.
Training and Development Welcome Knox HCS 341 March 17, 2014 Dr. Rita Fields Training and Development My paper will be about training and development in healthcare and why it is vital to have. I will also discuss the importance of measuring employee’s competencies and the process of tracking and evaluating training effectiveness. Training and development occurs in almost every company today. Both are very important to any business that wants to succeed. It is more vital to health care because we are dealing with people’s lives.
In today’s world health care organizations are using electronic medical records and other computerized applications to handle medical operations and procedures. The most important objective of the security rule is to safeguard the privacy of a person’s health information. At the same time that information needs to be used by health care professionals to provide quality care for patients. Covered entities need to be able to use this information to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care (Summary of the HIPAA security rule, n.d.). The Security rule guard all identifiable medical information a covered entity receives, creates, transmits or maintains in electronic form (Summary of the HIPAA security rule, n.d.).
UNISON duty of care handbook For members working in health and social care ‘‘ At a time of change, patients and service users depend more than ever on the integrity of care professionals. This handbook is a valuable guide to health and care professionals’ responsibilities and rights, and to sources of help when it may be hard to know the right thing to do and even harder to do it. Harry Cayton, chief executive, Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes, chief executive and registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council ‘‘ Marc Seale, chief executive and registrar, Health Professions Council ‘‘ The Health Professions Council (HPC) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that professionals