Medical Ethics Case Study on Medical Records Administrator
MO 215-8: Ethics and Health Information Management
Alana Stephens, Instructor
April 22, 2012
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Medical Records Administrators and health information professionals’ roles are intimately related to the use of various information technologies that gather and store data and perform sophisticated analyses. The incorporation of new technologies to support the work of these a specialist, particularly the internet and computerized networks, makes it easy to track individuals, identify their characteristics, and pinpoint their preferences and inclinations. Furthermore, the massive increase of information collection, storage, and retrieval associated with new technologies and industry demands for more information introduces a greater likelihood of data integrity concerns. Medical Records Administrators and health information professionals have been challenged in their work by ethical considerations with regard to informational privacy and data integrity. I am discussing the medical ethical considerations have expanded new challenges face these professionals to give the current advances in the use of information technologies.
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Toe have been promoted as a Medical Records Administrator for Loe, a Director of GHI Nursing Home. Toe have given Loe his very first assignment on his first day of work as a Medical Records Administrator to take up data for Loe can show to dilemmas to the hospital administrators. GHI Hospital is faced with issues to need high priority, which hospital administrators should be notified about dilemmas for a remedy to help keep nursing home in business.
Toe was to look at the different dilemmas, which Loe had discussed with him during their first meet and capture only what were the essential dilemmas for the hospital administrators to know. According to Toe (2012) asked about the following:
How can we saved GHI Nursing Home from bankruptcy? (Harman, 2012, p. 22). Prior Toe had informed Loe of the medical dilemmas the nursing home faces, he has received a crown of the “Employee of the Month” as an excellent medical records administrator for job completed on a raining Monday morning. He will be graduating TUV University on the weekends. Toe will be starting his new position as a Medical Records Administrator for anything to stop him from becoming successful.
GHI Nursing Home’s dilemma is coping with the fall medical ethical and moral values towards the nursing home missions' statement. GHI Nursing Home’s mission states as follows: Mission is selling a compassion of dying people with terminal illnesses in the communities for medical staff to serve through a comprehensive continuum of services to give in collaboration with the partners to share the same dream. (Harman, 2012, p. 22). According to Toe, there are less community members and partners to create another nursing home's missions statement to attract more patients at the nursing home. Community members want the nursing home’s mission statement with patients of races to work and live in harmony. Running head: Medical Ethics Case Study on Medical Records Administrator 4
With the moral and medical ethical interpretations of the mission statement, the hospital is up against diverse cases to require a decision-making to upgrade the nursing home with new electronic health records online for medical staff to view in private. The understanding of the mission statement is varying to attribute to one of the dilemmas the nursing home is faced with such as patient to reject...