Hprs- health care communications–assignment #1


Read the whole insteructions before doing the assignment..

1. Reread the Legal Eagle box (page 57 in the text book). It states that “written consent” us required before patient information is released.  Using the internet, locates sites for the American Hospital Association (AHA), Joint Commission on Accreditation for Hospitals (JCAHO), and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and review their recommendations for consent forms.  Also, you can try: txhima.org and this link:

http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_040788.hcsp?dDocName=bok1_040788 (Links to an external site.)


2. What items should be included in consent forms? 

3. What are the penalties if information is improperly released?

Your response should be over 200 words. Watch your spelling and grammar



LEGAL EAGLE on page 57:

(please read this first before doing the assignment)

Many highly sensitive conversations regarding patients occur throughout the day in any medical setting. Remember that patient communication, treatments, diagnoses, prognoses, and other communications must never be discussed outside of the medical facility or with anyone in the facility not involved in an individual patient’s care. Information may be shared only with the patient’s consent and on a “need-to-know” basis. Patient information can be shared only with health care professionals directly involved in the care of the patient. Written consent is reqired before any information is released to anyone other than those directly involved in the oatient’s immediate care. Sharing information without the patient’s expressed consent is illegal and may result in legal action against you.