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Health Records and the Law, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA, Director, National Institute Health Care Management & Law
  • ISBN-13: 9781284128994
  • Product With Access Code    450 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 9/3/2018
Price: $85.95 US List
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This fifth edition of Health Records and the Law addresses the substantial changes brought about by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the growth of network information systems, with discussion of state laws affecting the use and disclosure of patient data. The text also discusses the highly complex interplay of federal and state privacy laws. In addition to the considerable new material concerning HIPAA and its regulations, this edition addresses the challenging area of how patient information may be used in connection with medical research and the impact that the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is having on public health monitoring and surveillance.
Fifth Edition Updates:
Following the full implementation of HIPAA and HITECH, there has been tremendous inconsistency in their application and interpretation. This fifth edition of Health Care Records and the Law addresses the many new challenges health records administrators face with the 2013 HIPAA Privacy/Security updates, including:
  • The new obligations and liabilities of business associates
  • Changes in the covered entity/business associate relationship and business associate agreements
  • The new HIPAA obligations of subcontractors
  • The definition of a breach and new definition of harm standard
  • New requirements for breach notifications
  • Revisions to the Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Restrictions on the sale of protected health information
  • Changes in authorizations for medical research
  • Revisions to patient rights to access and request restrictions on their health records
  • New rules for use and disclosure of protected health information
  • Changes to the fundraising opt-out and disclosure provisions for fundraising
  • Expanded protection for the protected health information of decedents
  • Stronger enforcement of HIPAA/HITECH violations and imposition of higher penalties

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Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA-Director, National Institute Health Care Management & Law

MGA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; JD, Temple University School of Law

Hebrew University Faculty of Law and London School of Economics

Former Adjunct Professor of Health Law, MBA Program in Biotechnology & Health Industry Management,

Pennsylvania State University

Formerly President & CEO, Collegiate Health Care Corp.

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