Understanding the complex legal and ethical principles that govern health information management is more important than ever. To help you successfully navigate these legal issues, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT is revised, updated, and expanded, providing the opportunity to focus on law and ethics as they relate to HIM. Key topics include the role of social media in health care, expansion of existing materials on e-discovery, compliance, completeness of the health record, breaches of confidentiality, and much more. Features include enrichment activities, mapping to CAHIIM standards, and interactive quizzing and case studies to help develop practical application and high-level problem solving skills. Written by a seasoned HIM professional and lawyer, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition provides a complete solution for understanding the legal and ethical concerns that safeguard health care information today.
Dana C. McWay is a lawyer and veteran health information management professional. A member the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Board of Directors, she served on several AHIMA committees, most recently the Professional Ethics Committee. She was also a member of the Missouri Health Information Management Association's Legislative Committee, and a voting member of the Institutional Review Board at Washington University Medical School. Previously a Director of Medical Records for a large teaching hospital and for-profit substance abuse facility, Ms. McWay led the charge to convert an outmoded, paper-based record management system to a modern electronic system. In addition to LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT for which she received a Triumph Award from AHIMA, she has led several audio conferences, served as co-editor of online continuing education offerings, and written a second HIM text, TODAY'S HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH. Licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, Ms. McWay is currently the Clerk of Court for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and one of three recipients of the Director's Award for Outstanding Leadership within the Federal Judiciary.
Part I: STUDY OF THE LAW IN GENERAL. 1. Workings of the American Legal System. 2. Court Systems and Legal Procedures. 3. Judicial Process of Health Information. 4. Principles of Liability. Part II: AN OVERVIEW OF ETHICS. 5. Ethical Standards. 6. Ethical Decisions and Challenges. 7. Bioethical Issues. Part III: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES CENTRAL TO HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. 8. Patient Record Requirements. 9. Confidentiality and Informed Consent. 10. Access to Health Information. 11. Specialized Patient Records. Part IV: SPECIALIZED AREAS OF CONCERN IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. 12. Risk Management, Quality Management, and Utilization Management. 13. Information Systems. 14. Health-Care Fraud and Abuse. 15. Law and Ethics in the Workplace. Appendix A: Table of Cases. Appendix B: List of Common Acronyms. Appendix C: Sample HIPAA Privacy Notices. Appendix D: Patient Care Partnership. Appendix E: Sample Forms- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Directive, and Accompanying HIPAA Form. Appendix F: Selected Laws Affecting HIM.