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1. There are three hospitals in your town. You work for Community Hospital, and within a 25 mile radius there is also Middle Hospital and University Hospital. You are serving on a Quality Task Force at your hospital and the task force is comparing death rates for all three hospitals. The task force finds that Community Hospital has the highest death rate and some of the members are alarmed. In a minimum of 500 words, address the following: does the higher death rate at Community Hospital mean that there is lower quality care? What would you bring up in this discussion at the task force meeting? Your discussion should contain a minimum of 2–3 peer-reviewed

2.Read the following practice brief published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) titled “Authorization Requirements for the Disclosure of Protected Health Information (2013 update)” (Updated November 2013), In 500 words, summarize the article. Discuss the important takeaways shared as it relates to the disclosure of patient information. In addition, share your role as a future and/or current healthcare professional will partake to uphold the privacy, security and confidentiality of patient information. Your discussion should contain a minimum of 2–3 peer-reviewed references.

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