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HITM1155 – Medicolegal Aspects pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course focuses on the application of legal principles, policies, regulations and standards for the control and use of health information. Emphasis is placed upon the proper release of patient information and legal procedures involved in court disclosure of health record information.
Prerequisites: HITM1150
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate dependability.
  2. Define various liabilities.
  3. Maintain strict confidentiality.
  4. Abide by the American Health Information Management Association's Code of Ethics.
  5. Define medicolegal terms.
  6. Apply policies and procedures for proper release of information and track disclosures.
  7. Define the Health Information professional's role in the leitigation process.
  8. Discuss the purpose of risk management.
  9. Apply and promote ethical standards of practice.
  10. Research retention, advance directives, and privacy regulations.
  11. Research and apply current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
  12. Define and apply liability by departments and health care professionals.
  13. Define legal reporting requirements.
  14. Examine duties of health care corporations and medical staff functions.
  15. Examine health care legislative issues and regulatory processes.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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