One career path of a registered health information administrator (RHIA) is supervision. As a supervisor, it is imperative that you and your staff are aware of key workplace laws and employee responsibilities. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes addressing the following topics:
Employer responsibility and employee rights
Incident reporting (including the Joint Commission Sentinel events)
Risk management (including risk identification, risk analysis, and risk evaluation)
Government focus on patient safety
Create and review a procedure for employees to follow for one of the following topics:
Employee posting on social media (Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management, Chapter 13)
What information can be released when a celebrity or “person in the news” in under the care of the hospital (Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management, Chapter 15)
Release of information to a parent who does not have custody of a minor
The Uniform Health-care Decisions Act for consent to treatment and donation of decedent’s body (Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management, Chapter 8)
For each topic within your PowerPoint presentation,
Define the topic.
Explain why it is important in the health information management workplace.
Summarize the statute, regulation, and/or administrative rule.
Explain the key points a new supervisor and/or an employee needs to know.
Examine two examples of violations.
Describe the penalties for violations of the workplace law.