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HITM1155 – Medicolegal Aspects pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: This course focuses on the application of legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control and use of health information. Emphasis is on the proper release of patient information and legal procedures involved in court disclosure of health record information. An electronic health record system is utilized for tracking the request and disclosure of protected patient information.
Prerequisites: HITM1150
Corequisites: None
  1. Define various liabilities.
  2. Apply policies and procedures for proper release of information and track disclosures.
  3. Define the health information professional's role in the litigation process.
  4. Research and apply current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  5. Determine the liability of departments and professionals in health care.
  6. Define legal reporting requirements.
  7. Examine health care legislative issues and regulatory processes.
  8. Use appropriate health care legal terminology.
  9. Identify the use of legal documents.
  10. Comply with ethical standards of practice.
  11. Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of health information management.
  12. Recognize the components of a legal health record.
  13. Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic health information.
  14. Recognize retention and destruction policies for health information.
MnTC goal areas: None

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