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HIM 121 Legal Aspects of Health Information
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Principles of healthcare law and ethics including legal terminology, liability theories, evidence, patient consent, risk management, quality improvement, compliance, and requirements affecting the privacy, security, control, and disclosure of health information. Prerequisite: HIM115. Corequisite: HIM117.

Prerequisites: HIM115

Corequisites: HIM117

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Domain I. (Application Level) Data Content, Structure & Standards (Information Governance) (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain I.B. Health Record Content and Documentation
1. Analyze the documentation in the health record to ensure it supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient's progress, clinical findings, and discharge status
3. Identify a complete health record according to, organizational policies, external regulations, and standards

Subdomain I.C Data Governance
1. Apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of health data

Domain II. (Analysis Level) Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain II.A. Health Law
1. Apply healthcare legal terminology
2. Identify the use of legal documents
3. Apply legal concepts and principles to the practice of HIM

Subdomain II.B. Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security
1. Apply confidentiality, privacy and security measures and policies and procedures for internal and external use and exchange to protect electronic health information
2. Apply retention and destruction policies for health information
3. Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational data/information standards

Subdomain II.C. Release of Information
1. Apply policies and procedures surrounding issues of access and disclosure of protected health information

Domain V. (Comprehension Level) Compliance (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain V.C. Fraud Surveillance
1. Identify potential abuse or fraudulent trends through data analysis

Domain VI. (Comprehension Level) Leadership (CSLO 2, 3, 4)

Subdomain VI.D. Human Resources Management
2. Interpret compliance with local, state, federal labor regulations

Subdomain VI.F. Strategic and Organizational Management

3. Describe the differing types of organizations, services, and personnel and their interrelationships across the health care delivery system

Subdomain VI.H. Ethics
1. Comply with ethical standards of practice
2. Evaluate the consequences of a breach of healthcare ethics
Internal/External Standards Accreditation