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, J.D., RHIA, is both a lawyer and a health information management professional. Her wide-ranging perspective is informed by training and experience in both disciplines, service as a voting member of the Institutional Review Board at Washington University Medical School, and experience converting a paper-based record management system to an electronic system. McWay previously served as Chief Deputy Clerk of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, as well as director of medical records at a large teaching hospital and for-profit substance abuse facility. Admitted to practice in both Illinois and Missouri, McWay currently serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She previously served on several AHIMA committees - most recently the Professional Ethics Committee--and the Missouri Health Information Management Association, including the Legislative Committee. A respected author, she received a Triumph Award (Legacy Award) from AHIMA for her text LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT. McWay currently serves as the Clerk of Court for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and is 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.