You are the HIM Director in an acute care hospital setting. Your facility has purchased an electronic health record (EHR) system, and pressure is mounting to deploy this system as soon as possible by the chief information officer (CIO) and chief of the medical staff (CMS). However, during a testing period, you and your team discover that the EHR system does not comply with applicable federal privacy and security standards. It is your recommendation to stop the deployment until these issues can be resolved; however, the CIO and CMS disagree.
Using the AHIMA Code of Ethics in the textbook outline your response as the HIM Directorâ€™s perspective to each of the steps as if you were writing the memorandum to the CIO and CMS. Consider your response from the legal, liability, and ethical perspectives.
- Clearly define the issue.
- Determine the facts of the situation.
- Determine who the stakeholders are, the HIM values at stake, and the obligations and interests of each stakeholder.
- Determine what options are available and evaluate them.
- Decide what should be done.
- Justify the decision made by identifying reasons that support the decision.
- Implement the decision.
- Evaluate the outcome of the decision.
- Examine how to prevent the issue from recurring
Prepare a memorandum analyzing the key issues in this case and stating a recommendation. Be sure to address all steps.
Guidelines for Submission: Your short paper should be a submitted as a Memorandum Microsoft Word document between three and four pages with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and sources cited in APA 7thEdition format.
A memo template is provided under the Ethics folder in the Files module.
Clearly Defines the Issues 15
Clearly Defines the Facts of the Situation 15
Determines who the stakeholders are, the values at stake, and the obligations and interests of each stakeholder 15
Determines what options are available and evaluates them. 15
Decides what should be done. 15
Justifies the decision made by identifying reasons that support the decision. 15
Implements the decision. 15
Evaluates the outcome of the decision. 15
Examines how to prevent the issue from recurring 15
Writing Mechanics 15