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The protection of privacy and confidential information is the primary ethical obligation of the health information management (HIM) professional and this obligation is central to the decisions that are made on behalf of patients.
Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information, Second Edition addresses HIPAA and contains all new chapters on management, e-HIM, clinical decisions at the end of life and issues related to working with vendors. It is an ideal resource for students and practitioners in many disciplines—HIM, healthcare professions (physicians, nurses, therapists), ethics, information technology, healthcare administration and public health. HIM professionals who work on behalf of patients to protect privacy and healthcare providers who treat patients and patient care advocacy groups will find this book to be a unique and invaluable resource. This book aids all of these readers in exploring professional values and obligations, with guidance from the AHIMA Code of Ethics.
“The overall practicality of this book makes it attractive not only to HIM professionals, but to all who are drawn into the professional responsibility of managing health information in a moral, ethical manner.”
—Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, RHIA, Director and Associate Professor
Health Information Management & Systems, The Ohio State University
Features & Benefits
A focus on the uses of health information for coding, quality review, research and decision support, public health, managed care and end-of-life clinical decisions
Exploration of the dilemmas created by the electronic health record, information security, software development and implementation, data resource management, integrated delivery systems, and the emerging e-HIM and e-Health systems
A discussion of the concerns relating to the management of sensitive health information, such as genetic, adoption, drug, alcohol, sexual, and mental health issues
A review of ethical issues for managers, entrepreneurs, advocates and those working with vendors
Over 70 case studies that include decision-making matrices to facilitate evaluating and resolving problems based on an understanding of values, obligations and multidisciplinary perspectives
Laurinda Beebe Harman, PhD, RHIA-Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Information Management, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadeliphia, Pennsylvania