(AHIOS) introduced a Code of Ethics and Standards that requires its membership to adhere to specific principles in order to protect patient privacy and uphold the highest standards of excellence in service delivery in health information management outsourcing, it says.
Among the key principles in the new code of ethics and standards are to:
· Advocate, uphold and defend an individual’s right to privacy and the doctrine of confidentiality in the use and disclosure of confidential information
· Ensure service, health and welfare of persons before self-interest and conduct the practice of the profession so as to bring honor to themselves, their colleagues and the health information professionals
· Ensure that appropriate safeguards are enforced and in effect to protect an individual's confidential information as set for in the applicable statues and regulations
· Refuse to participate in or conceal unethical practices or procedures
To view the complete code, visit the association’s web site at www.ahios.org.