Published in conjunction with Jones and Bartlett, Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information
, Second Edition addresses HIPAA and contains new chapters on management, e-HIM, clinical decisions at the end of life and issues related to working with vendors. 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. This extensive revision 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, 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.
Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information, Second Edition includes:
-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 behavioral health issues.
- A review of ethical issues for managers, entrepreneurs, advocates and those working with vendors.
-Over 70 case studies and decision-making matrices to facilitate evaluating and resolving problems based on an understanding of values, obligations, and multidisciplinary perspectives.