2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIT-260 Legal Aspects of Healthcare

Credits: 3
Contact Hours: Lec 3
This course is an overview of legal and ethical issues affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare providers, and health information management professionals. Focus is on federal regulations, state laws, professional practice and ethical standards. Topics will include medical staff credentialing, tort law, judicial procedure, negligence and medical malpractice, corporate liability, contracts, access and disclosure of personal health information, informed consent, patient rights, and ethics. Emphasis will be on knowledge-based research skills and the procedures for safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of health information. Prerequisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in HIT 110  and CIS 201 .