1) Amber Henderson

Sun Oct 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

I absolutely agree with the four leadership characteristics. It is important for leaders to be empathetic at all times and not just after they have been reminded. A good leader must not only point out other weaknesses but to accept they have weakness and show others they need to improve. Being flawed is a good and humbled experience. A good leader must be intuitive and be able to read body language and situations without being told. This will give the leader an advantage and ability to jump in front of a situation. Finally, while uniformity is good a leader with some uniqueness can be an advantage to their leadership as well as give them a different edge (Goffee, & Jones, 2010).

The one strength that stands out to me the most if empathy. I try to be empathetic to employees, and what may be effecting them outside of work. While performance is important it is also important to realize that they are not simply employees but people. It is important for my emotional intelligence to stay on point everyday for me, my employees, as well as the physicians I work with.

What I could improve on most is the ability to read a room.  While I am in tune to others and am pretty good at reading people and body language, I could definitely improve on my self confidence. My initial thoughts are almost always right on I just do not believe in myself enough and start second guessing myself.

2)April Wilson

Edited · Mon Oct 10, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Q: In this module you have explored how leadership and communication styles influence one’s authentic leadership approach.  In this week’s reading, Goffee and Jones (2010) discuss four leadership characteristics that every leader must have.  Do you agree or disagree that these are must-have leadership characteristics?  Be sure to give examples that support your position.  Support and justify your opinions with credible reference sources.

REAL LIFE APPLICATION: Which of the four characteristics stand out to you, as your greatest strength in leadership, and which of the four is your area of greatest need for improvement?

A: While reading the article by Goffee and Jones, I found myself agreeing at nearly everything that they wrote beginning with finding strength in weakness. I am so glad that they brought this to attention and expanded on it because this is an important factor in what makes the difference between titled managers and manager who are leaders. It does not hurt to show that you are human and that you too are subject to bad days. Nagle writes “Like you and I, they are susceptible to bouts of thoughtless behavior” and that is something that we all need to realize (2015). People in leadership roles are there because of their ability to lead, not their ability to be perfect.

Awareness is another great point that Goffee and Jones make as it is a part of emotional intelligence that all leaders should have. Having the ability to “read the room”, as Karen Cates calls it, is an important trait for successful leaders to have. This can expose information that is not always visible to the naked eye; people’s energies, how employees interact with one another, their level of teamwork, and their level of interest are just a few things that can be exposed just by a leader’s sense of awareness.

All of them in general stand out to me because it is what I always stress to staff whenever we have meetings or huddles. I am a proponent and advocate for honesty in leadership and awareness. I believe that when employees see their managers or supervisors being authentic, they will also follow suit. When we lead by example and we lead with integrity, it has always proven to me that the best employees follow.


3)Ma Joanna Riza Jamco

Sun Oct 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm

What are some of the questions you need to begin asking the external future “partners” at the health information exchange?

                –What are the protocols or procedures implemented in order to safeguard patient information privacy and security?

-What are the guidelines in defining data ownership? (LaTour, Maki & Oach, 2013)

-Are there any data quality assessment protocols in place?

Who would you need to speak with internally and what types of preliminary questions would you ask?

                For the most part, I would like to speak to the HIM Dept. Director, CMO, IT & IS Dept. Director, Quality & Risk Assessment Dept. Director as well as physicians, nurses and other clinical staff. I would like to ask them their opinion/concern with regards to the hospital`s participation in the regional healthcare information exchange. I would like to find out their concerns so that I can formulate questions that can help take care of these concerns. Questions with regards to quality control and risk will also be asked in order to assess if there are any potential risks to the privacy and safety of our patient`s information. Lastly, I would ask our IT & IS director to create standards/protocols that can help determine the accuracy and relevancy of the data retrieved from the information exchange program.

Generally, what type of information do you think is important to include in this report to help the CEO and other administrators move forward effectively in this new venture?

                In my opinion questions about data security, accuracy and relevancy are very important. This can help predict potential issues that can greatly affect the usefulness and the advantages of such program. It also provides an in-depth discussion of patient privacy protection and data quality, which is very important to maintain in any health information exchange programs, since health data will flow from different channels, so there are a lot rooms for potential errors/mistakes.

4)Julia Smith

Thu Oct 13, 2016 at 11:31 pm

“Health information exchange helps in preventing errors since it ensures that all involved in patient care has access to similar information. ”  What are some specific examples?

6)Stacey McVay

Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Susan Schwartz is no different than any other employee of a company who takes confidential information and uses it for personal financial gain.  Although being an accountant she should have all of the necessary training and education to know what she did was wrong both legally and morally, she took the risk for personal financial gain.  There are many notorious incidents that are similar to the one in the example and in a majority of the cases, the people involved had to repay the money and/or serve jail time for the crime.  This is a crime and is definitely punishable by law.  An example of a case of insider trading occurred in 1985 by an employee by the name of R. Foster Winans. Mr. Winans was a writer forThe Wall Street Journal and was writing an article that he was going to publish.  Prior to publishing the article, he contacted two stockbrokers who used that information to make a profit of $690,000.   As a result of their so-called profit, Mr. Winans share of this crime was a mere $31,000 and landed him in prison for 18 months.   (cnbc.com)

There are so many more examples such as this but even though the decisions they make are wrong and if or when they get caught committing these crimes, they not only have a criminal record, they most certainly have a difficult time gaining future employment because of their wrong doing.

Working in the accounting field in different positions for approximately 25 years, it is not only something that I feel is common sense, I have a moral and a legal duty to keep the information that I have access to confidential and private.  I know that if I were to act in an unethical manner, not only does the organization suffer the consequences, my family and everyone around me suffers as well.  You have to wonder if these individuals ever weighed the consequences or if their greed just took control of their minds.

5)Hannah Bledsoe

Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Susan is acting unethically by purchasing Pzierk stock. Susan is demonstrating insider trading. According to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia insider trading refers to the buying and selling of stocks using valuable information that is not available to the public (Insider trading, 2016). Since Susan is aware of information that the public is not, she is practicing insider trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) forbids the practice of insider trading.

On top of her committing insider trading, it is also unethical as an employee. Accountants often come in contact with exclusive information that is not to be shared. Even if insider trading was not illegal, I imagine it is against her company’s policy to use information that is classified.

Once the information about the new antibiotic becomes available to the public, she would then be able to buy Pzierk shares.