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Week 8 Overview A One Stop Shopping Look at Week 8 Including Grading Score Sheets

Week Eight (Can you believe it?)

Weekly Overview

 

Week Seven was a nice segue into Week Eight! Many discussions were wrapped around disclosure of patient information. This week focuses fully on the disclosure of protected health care information. You will review legal terminology and the conditions that govern patient consent, including a personal assessment of current privacy safeguards. You will also consider the aspects of records management in which you would most like, or dislike, to be responsible for legal compliance.

There is a Self-Reflection due this week in addition to the CheckPoint and Assignment. Appendix F is in the Materials tab, then scroll down to Week Eight. 



Summary of Week 8 Deliverables

Assignment

Location

Due

CheckPoint: Legal Terms

COO

Assignment Link

Thursday December 12, 2013

 Exercise: Career Self-Reflection II

 Assignment Link Appendix F

Friday December 13, 2013

 Assignment: Releasing Protected Health Information

COO

Assignment Link

Assignment Link

 Sunday, December 15, 2013

 

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management

 

  • Identify legal terms relevant to medical records.
  • Determine career interests in medical records compliance.
  • Outline restrictions on the disclosure of protected health information.

 

Course Assignments

 

1.   CheckPoint: Legal Terms due December 12, 2013 in the Assignment Link.

  • Resource: Key Terms in Chapter 9 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices
  • Complete the Legal Terms CheckPoint. Select 15 terms from the list of Key Terms in Chapter 9 of your textbook. In your own words, write a brief definition for each of the terms you selected. This is a list only. Please include the normal Title Page.
  • Post your definitions to the Assignment Link.

Do not use any outside source such as answer bag or any dictionary sites. Please use your class text ONLY. Use of outside references will cost some points as my answer key is based on the text. 


Checkpoint Grading Rubric Week Eight

CheckPoint: Legal Terms

Select 15 terms from the list of Key Terms on pp. 253 & 254 of your textbook. In your own words, write a brief definition for each of the terms you selected.These terms must be defined in your own words.

Content and Development
18 Points Possible

Points Possible

Points Earned

Comments



Fifteen legal terms of those available in the text were correctly listed

15

 

 

All the terms were in the students own words.

6

 

 

 

 

Mechanics
7 Points Possible

Points Possible

Points Earned

Comments

Rules of grammar, usage and punctuation are followed. Text was in APA format with Title page.

2

 

 

Spelling is correct.

2

 


Total Points

25

 



 

2.   Exercise: Career Self-Reflection II due Friday December 13, 2013

  • Complete Appendix F found in the materials section
  • Post your completed Appendix F as an attachment in the Assignments Link.

 

3.      Assignment: Releasing Protected Health Information due Sunday December 15, 2013.

  • Resource: Ch. 9 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices
  • Summarize when covered entities may release protected health information only with a patient’s consent and when they may release it without consent, for each category:

  

 

 

    • Government agencies
    • Legal agencies or representatives
    • Research groups

 

 

      • Discuss the principles that permit disclosure of protected health information without a patient’s consent, and state whether or not you feel privacy safeguards are adequate to support those principles.


      • Include at least two outside references.
      • Format your assignment according to APA standards.


      • Post your paper as an attachment in the Assignments Link

 

Here is the Week Eight Assignment and Grading Rubric, for the above assignment 8 due in the Assignment Link on Sunday December 15, 2013

Please note the value of each element.

 

Assignment: Releasing Protected Health Information

Purpose of Assignment

Disclosure of protected health information has serious legal implications within records management. To prevent costly mistakes, students need to be familiar with the conditions that dictate when releasing medical data requires patient consent. They also develop an opinion about the security measures currently in place to warrant releasing protected health information.

Resource Required

Ch. 9 of Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices

 

Written Assignment Grading Form for Releasing Protected Health Information, Due in Week Eight

 

Content and Development

70 Points

Points Earned

XX/70

 

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way:

When protected health information may released with and without patient consent by:

  • Government agencies (5 Points)
  • Legal agencies or representatives (5 Points)
  • Research Groups (5 Points)
  • The principles that govern such disclosure( 5 Points)
  • The student’s personal opinion about whether privacy safeguards are adequate to support those principles (10 Points)

The paper is 750 to 1,050 words.

 

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. (10 Points)

The paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience. (5 Points)

Examples are relevant. (5 Points)

Vocabulary is accurate. (5 Points)

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

  • At least two outside referencesare included.( 5 Points)

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. (5 Points)

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. (5 Points)

 

 

Readability and Style

15 Points

Points Earned

XX/15

 

Additional Comments:

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. (3 Points)

 

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. (3 Points)

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. (3 Points)

Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied. (3 Points)

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. (3 Points)

 

 

Mechanics

15 Points

Points Earned

XX/15

 

Additional Comments:

The paper—including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendixes—follows APA formatting standards. (5Points)

 

If present, citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA standards.

(7 Points)

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space. ( 1 Points)

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

(1Point)

Spelling is correct.

(1 Points)

 

 

Total

100 Points

Points Earned

XX/100

Overall Comments:

 

 

      Well, there you have it. Good Luck!
      Regards
      Jim

 

 

 

 



James H. Byrnes, MBA
Faculty
University of Phoenix
jimbyrnes611@email.phoenix.edu

360-319-4552 Cell
gymby@comcast.net (personal E-Mail)
 
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