Write a 2 page essay describing how external standards, regulations, and initiatives impact the health information profession and HIM staff. You may want to consider the following questions as you are writing:
- How do regulations and initiatives help the profession?
- How might they give us new challenges?
- How do we learn about them and understand what we need to do to respond?
- Do they help to create new jobs? Do they eliminate jobs? Do they change jobs?
- How does an HIM manager go about applying these to processes within the HIM department?