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Under the Military Health System I am required to complete training as a Health Care Executive in each of the following areas: Medical Ethics, Patient Privacy, Freedom of Information Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act. That being said, the Code of Ethics of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is one standard of conduct that applies to my profession. The Code of Ethics of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) also has principles that can be directly related to health care executives, managers, and administrators. ASPA’s code has ethical conduct and policies that can be used by health care administrative personnel because both must “provide services in the public interest, demonstrate respect for the constitution and law, maintain personal integrity, promote ethical organizations, and demonstrate professional excellence” (Littleton et al., 2010). Additional ethical standards and practices for government personnel that can be applied to health care managers are in the C... ... middle of paper ... ...f Technology website.
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Protecting patient information is an important task for any health care provider. The Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), also known as the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, was approved by the United States Congress in 1996. It was the first act to provide national regulations for the use of patient health information. This privacy rule outlines the boundaries for the use of personal health information, including specific guidelines to ensure HIPAA-compliance. In order to market under HIPAA, there are certain privacy rules in place to protect patients.
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