Advocacy [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 5, 6] Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 15, 16, and 17 from the course text New leadership for Today’s Health Care Professionals: Concepts

Advocacy [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 15, 16, and 17 from the course text New leadership for Today’s Health Care Professionals: Concepts and Cases, and Chapter 28 from the course text Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice.

Introduction

The eighth principle of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics states that a health management professional shall “represent the profession to the public in a positive manner” and shall

  • “8.1. Be an advocate for the profession in all settings and participate in activities that promote and explain the mission, values, and principles of the profession to the public” (American Health Information Management Association House of Delegates, 2019, “Principles and Guidelines” section).

Instructions

Select Option 1 or Option 2 below (you do not need to complete both options), and create a three- to six-slide PowerPoint presentation that addresses each part of the prompt for your selected option. Attach your presentation to your post. You do not need to record your presentation.

Be sure to include details of your bulleted information on each slide in the notes section in paragraph form with correct grammar and sentence structure.

The Writing Center provides a How to Make a PowerPoint Presentation Links to an external site.resource that will be helpful in guiding your creation of your presentation.

Option 1: AHIMA Advocacy

Prior to beginning work on Option 1, complete the following:

  • Review the latest AHIMA Advocacy Agenda from the AHIMA & Advocacy: Advocacy PrioritiesLinks to an external site.
  • Choose one agenda topic that is hyperlinked and provides more information than the one-sentence summary. All of these topics have been summarized into one sentence.

In your presentation,

  • Summarize the selected agenda topic in two to three sentences and in your own words.
  • Explain whether you support or do not support the advocacy of the agenda topic.
  • Identify one leadership strategy that could be used to gain buy-in for the agenda topic at an employee, managerial, administrative, or higher level of your choosing, regardless of support or non-support of the topic.
  • Support your response with at least one scholarly or credible source that is formatted in APA Style according to the Writing Center.
    • For help with identifying scholarly articles, review the resources Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and other Credible Sources Links to an external site.and Quick and Easy Library Research Links to an external site.from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.

Option 2 – Federal Register:

Prior to beginning work on Option 2, complete the following:

  • On the Health and Human Services Department Links to an external site.webpage from the Federal Register website, select a proposed rule or rule related to heath care.
    • These rules are listed under the “Listing of Significant Documents” section.
    • Proposed rules will have the “PR” designation next to it.
    • Rules will have the “R” designation next to it.

In your presentation,

  • Summarize the selected proposed rule or rule in your own words.
  • Explain whether you support or do not support the advocacy of the proposed rule or rule.
  • Identify one leadership strategy that could be used to gain buy-in for the proposed rule or rule at an employee, managerial, administrative, or higher level of your choosing, regardless of support or non-support of the proposed rule or rule.
  • Support your response with at least one scholarly or credible source that is formatted in APA Style according to the Writing Center.
    • For help with identifying scholarly articles, review the resources Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and other Credible Sources Links to an external site.and Quick and Easy Library Research Links to an external site.from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library.

Include all references in APA Style, as outlined by the Writing Center. Your textbook cannot be one of the two required sources. You can review the resource Formatting Your References List Links to an external site.to learn more.

Guided Response: After reading your fellow classmates’ presentations, reply to three peers. Do you agree with their support or non-support of the advocacy agenda topic or federal register rule proposal? Why or why not? Critique the PowerPoint presentation: What worked well, and what could be tweaked?

You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week and over a period of three days to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum through Day 7 (Monday), and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.

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