Hr Functions of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Essay

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HR Functions of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Lucinda West


November 12, 2012

Professor Dorothy Moore

Strayer University


The organization chosen is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH). St. Jude is the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer. SJCRH opened on February 4, 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

St. Jude was the first institution to develop a cure for sickle cell disease with a bone marrow
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Reminders of the importance of conducting lives in an ethical manner are important. Ethics is an underlying priority to all involved in the

implementation of electronic medical records. Health professionals are in favor of electronic medical and strongly believe ethics is an integral part in healthcare and technology. Health organizations must remain committed to quality, privacy, and ethics. Continuous education of employees on these issues, ethics will remain a consistent principle in healthcare and technology.

Another law and regulation that is going to affect SJCRH is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996). HIPPA consists of five sections or titles. Titles I, III, IV, and V address the issue of continuity and the ability to renew health insurance coverage for employees who change employers or otherwise lose their jobs, promote the use of medical savings accounts, and establish standards for long term care coverage. HIPAA eliminated the possibility of individuals being denied coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions. It further requires insurance companies to provide coverage for small employer groups or to individual employees who lose their group coverage.

The significant section of HIPAA has been title 2, “Preventing Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Administrative Simplification, and Medical Liability Reform.” The Privacy Rule has affected nearly all health care plans and all

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