HIM profession and in future HIM leadership roles I would always try to abide

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HIM profession and in future HIM leadership roles, I would always try to abide to this saying, not only if I see evil but for any unethical situation. I can’t stress enough of the importance of code of ethics in any organization. The absence of code of ethics in an organization is like teaching a child to live with no ethics in their life and just to base their decisions on their human instinct. Code of ethics and values are the base of any company to guide employees especially executives the way to handle greyarea situations. It also helps ensure that all employees are clear on the mission, values, and principles in the organization. Having a code of ethics in place isn’t as important as delivering it in an effective way that all employees will abide to the codes from within themselves and not because they are forced to. Creating an ethical culture based on the codes
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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CODE OF ETHICS8is what many organizations fail at. The benefits of a strong ethical culture are numerous. It helps in protecting and respecting the organizations assets. Employees respect assets when they are treated with fairness, respect, and dignity which makes them feel honoured to be working for the company. Strong ethical culture also promoting increased productivity and teamwork between employees. Encouraging constant communication about the values of the business boosts integrity among employees. This way the employees feel motivated to speak up and change the organization to be a better place which in turn can increase revenue (Ventimiglio, 2015). As for ethical decision making, I would standardize the use of the ethical decision process available in the book “Ethics in Information Technology”. When I would be put in a complex situation where I would need to take an ethical decision, I would start by developingthe problem statement. I would gather all the facts with no assumptions and identify all the stakeholders involved and would be affected by the decision. I would gather the team and stakeholders to brainstorm and look for alternatives. Evaluating the alternatives and asking legal and the impact of the decision on my team and the organization would be the next step to be able to choose the best alternative. Next, I implement the decision by developing an implementation plan including ways to overcome resistance to change. Finally, I would evaluate the results against success criteria (Reynolds, 2015). For other day to day ethical challenges, where I would have to take a quick decision and if put in two unethical decisions, I would always strive to choose the one with the least harm. The main challenge that I can see would be the presence of ethical-resistance employees around in the organization that could affect other employees moral and ethical decision making. I remember having an unethical team member who would take such
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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CODE OF ETHICS9decisions. Her decisions affected me as she would take her own calls with patients and when
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  • Summer '16
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