9780766825208

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780766825208

  • ISBN10:

    0766825205

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/28/2002
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Managers of health information have a professional stake in understanding the legal requirements designed to safeguard health care information. This comprehensive book covers all legal aspects of the Health Information Management field including the legal principles that govern patient information. Actual cases related to health care underscore the relationship between the law and health information. The first chapters introduce the American legal system, legal procedures and principles of liability. Subsequent chapters build on this information by presenting information on patient record requirements, access to health information, confidentiality, computerized records, and other areas.

Table of Contents

WORKINGS OF AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM
The Workings of the American Legal System
The Court System and Legal Procedures
Principles of Liability
CONTROL AND USE OF PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION
Patient Record Requirements
Access to Health Information
Confidentiality & Release of Information
Liability for Improper Disclosure
Courtroom Disclosure of Health Information
SPECIALIZED AREAS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
Specialized Patient Records
Non-Patient Records
Abuse & Neglect Documentation
AIDS Information
Computerized Patient Records
Legislative Issues
Appendix

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