2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2022  
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HIMT 1302 Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology

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): ENGL 0810  , READ 0810  , and Math Learning Support, or equivalent test scores
This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.



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