Taking responsibility for your actions is also something that is practiced in my professional career. I am responsible for the medical records at the hospital and if anything goes wrong, I will be held accountable. This is also true in my personal life since I am responsible for my actions and will be held accountable for my actions. Another guideline would be not to disclose information without consent. This is a big deal when dealing with medical records.
Security Breach Case Study HCS/ 533 Nichole Sims October 7th, 2013 Lori Koepsel Security Breach Case Study Securing patient information, privacy, and security within a health care organization is essential to the daily operations. The administration at St. John’s Hospital takes pride in its sound policies and procedures for the protection of confidential client information. In fact, it serves as a model for other institutions in the area; however, printouts discarded in the restricted-access Information Systems department are not shredded. On numerous occasions, personnel working late have observed the cleaning staff reading discarded printouts that hold protected health information. St. John’s Hospital took immediate action towards the cleaning staff as well as the information systems administration team to ensure this type of breach, or others do not happen again in the future.
Duty of Care 1. Introduction This paper details the meaning of duty of care, challenges and dilemmas that may occur and the support opportunities available in order to deal. It also outlines the procedures for dealing with complaints should they occur. 2. Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse.
These responsibilities requires a manager to gather information from physicians and other staff members. With all the information coded and on file, a manager will be able send out accurate billing statements to insurance companies and patients. In order to be successful in the accuracy of medical records, coding and billing, and insurance processing, students who are seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Medical Office Management must acquire detail oriented skills. Mastering this skill will not only further ones career, but help simplify their responsibilities and keep them organized. According to Kaplan University (n.d.), medical office managers must be competent in medical records management, billing and coding, and insurance processing.
While this might sound easy, proper documentation requires diligence by everyone involved as this data provides critical information for tracking processed instruments to the patient and assessing the reliability of the sterilization process. Sterilization documentation is used when instruments need to be recalled in the healthcare facility and determining the reason for a sterilization process failure. Documentation provides a permanent record that you’ve done everything you said you did, from cleaning to sterilization to instrument distribution. Simply put, documentation established accountability. An important aspect of quality control, this part of documentation or record keeping documents each item or instrument that is processed, assists in proper stock rotation, establishes accountability, and assists with recalls.
There are not many other professions where the employee can make the employer wait, only in a physician office can this happen. A Physician that respects time uses scheduling as a way to run the office efficiently, and not as a dominate source of revenue. Dr. Schafer the pediatrician in the case study has proven that if you respect your patients and put their needs first, you book appointments realistically, fit in emergencies, tame phone calls, and deals with late comers allowing
What information should be protected, How to deter security as well as how to keep this organization patient’s records safe. By having this knowledge one is already securing the organizations patient’s records. There are a number of threats that affects organizations electronic medical records. These threats come from both internal and external and from both those with malicious and maligned intent. Meaning the potential exists that something needs to be done.
Patient confidentiality is one of the most important aspects of a medical office or facility. Not only does it keep the employees and the facility itself free from law suit and/or repercussion, it gains the trust of the incoming patients. The diligence and the carefulness of the employees in the medical office are the key to keeping records secure. There are many different steps that I would take to ensure the information of the patients that enter the facility I am employed in is kept secure and confidential. First and foremost I would take extra precaution to ensure my computer screen and patient files weren’t visible to other patients.
There are three reasons proper chart documentations are important: to avoid lawsuits, keep accurate medical information for patient, and to maintain proper communication from one professional to another. Avoiding Malpractice Suits People sue for a lot of reasons today, and one of them just happens to be improper charting that causes errors. Attorneys on the plaintiff side gather every chart and record that was made during the time in question. The proper chart documentation can either be the nail in the coffin for a case, or the factor that decides wrong doing and monetary compensation. It is imperative that documentation is done thoroughly and properly every time data is recorded.
As an employee for a health care organization, employees will know at the start of their employment rules, standards, morals and ethics that the health care organization has set to follow and it is their responsibility to follow and adhere to the company vision and rules. Not doing so will result in them being held accountable for not following the company’s policy. Ways that physicians and other health care professionals are being held accountable is by time clucking’s, meetings, continuous education, logging medication and initialing by medicine taken out or by notes or prescriptions written. Other methods of tracking employees to hold them accountable for their actions are security cameras, and bar code scanning. Security cameras will show a situation that may need discipline.