HITT 1106 - Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Information Technology
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Health Information Technology Program; HHSC 1700 , ITCS 1010 , and HHSC 1740 all with grade C or better
Corequisites: HITT 1102 and HITT 1105
(formerly HITT 1103)
This course covers legal and accreditation issues in health information management, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); confidentiality and the right to privacy; the legislative process; the local, state, and federal court systems; legal vocabulary; retention directions; and ethical issues in health care and health information management.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
When Offered: Fall semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret health record documentation requirements (such as accreditation, certification, licensure).
- Apply current laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards related to health information initiatives from the national, state, local, and facility levels.
- Participate in the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements related to the health information infrastructure.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify health record monitoring and compliance reporting requirements.
- Apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
- Apply procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulation and standards.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to assess healthcare privacy, confidentiality, legal and ethical issues.
- Apply policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information.
- Evaluate release of patient-specific data to authorized users.
- Investigate and recommend solutions to privacy issues/problems.
- Apply and promote ethical standards of practice.
- Apply confidentiality and security measures to protect electronic health information.
- Comprehend legislative and regulatory process.
- Develop a skilled use of legal terminology.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
- Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
- Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
- Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
- Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
- Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Introduction to the Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics
- Law and Ethics
- Legal Proceedings
- Tort Law
- Corporations, Contracts, and Antitrust Legal Issues
- Consent to Treatment
- The Legal Health Record
- HIPAA Privacy Rule
- HIPAA Security Rule
- Security Threats and Controls
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Access, Use, and Disclosure and Release of Health Information
- Required Reporting and Mandatory Disclosure Laws
- Risk Management and Quality Improvement
- Corporate Compliance
Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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