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Legal Aspects of Health Information Management / Edition 1

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management / Edition 1

by Dana C. McWay


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This new book is an important legal reference or research tool for any physician's office, or professionals practicing in the Allied Health, Public Health or Hospital and Health Care Administration fields. Managers of health information have a professional stake in understanding the legal requirements designed to safeguard health care information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827355767
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: Nursing Education Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Dana C. McWay, JD, RHIA is both a lawyer and a health information management professional. With training and experience in both disciplines, experience as a member of the Institutional Review Board at Washington University Medical School from 1991 to present, and experience in converting a paper-based record management system to an electronic record management system, she brings a wide-ranging perspective to this textbook.
Ms. McWay serves as the Clerk of Court for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, an executive position responsible for all operational, administrative, financial, and technological matters of the court. In this capacity, she organized the court's conversion to an electronic case filing system, resulting in widespread acceptance by end users. This success led to her appointment as member and later chair of the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) Working Group, an entity within the federal judiciary responsible for providing guidance and assistance in all phases of the development of bankruptcy CM/ECF software releases. She serves on numerous national committees and working groups within the judiciary, including those involved in identifying the impact of new legislation upon judicial operations and those involved in advising on the education and training needs of court staff. Prior to this position, she worked as the Chief Deputy Clerk of Court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, responsible for daily operations of the court.

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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