Jun 07, 2020  
2018 -19 Academic Catalog 
    
2018 -19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIT 1110 Legal Aspects of Health Information

3 Credit Hour(s)
This course provides an understanding of the legal principles that govern health information and the health record as a legal document. Emphasis is placed on key concepts including: the court system, medical staff, nursing staff, governing board, and their functions and responsibilities. Confidentiality, release of information, informed consent, patient rights, record retention, and an in-depth review of HIPAA will be studied and practiced. Course focus includes current trends in health legislation such as healthcare fraud, federal and state required reporting.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to HIT program or permission of program director.



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