HCA 53710 Medical Records, Ethics and the Law of Health Information

This course reviews the accountability for the protection and dissemination of healthcare information and is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners across the health disciplines. This course provides an overview of health information HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the growth in the utilization of electronic record systems. It introduces other laws and organizations that are critical to the management and protection of health information as well as basic concepts such as compliance, uses of information for coding, and cybersecurity. Standards for conduct and ethical uniformity of practice for the Health Information profession and ethical decision-making matrices will be discussed as a guide to understanding the complexity of solving ethical problems. Lab fee may be required.