Jan 27, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
    
Course/Program Inventory

HIMT 1202 - Legal Aspects of Health Information



Credit hours: 2

Prerequisites: 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. 

 

Course Description:
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. 

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Apply privacy strategies to health information.
  2. Apply security strategies to health information.
  3. Apply legal processes impacting health information.
  4. Demonstrate compliance with external forces.
  5. Identify compliance requirements throughout the health information life cycle.
  6. Identify the impact of policy on healthcare.