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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, Graduate Health Administration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ISBN-13: 9781284128994
  • Product With Access Code    420 pages      © 2020
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Health Records and the Law, Fifth Edition provides essential tools for health professionals who must comply with laws protecting the privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient data.

This Fifth Edition addresses the substantial changes brought about by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the growth of network information systems, along with discussion of state laws affecting the use and disclosure of patient data.

This thorough revision also examines 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.

Key Features:

  • Expanded coverage of critical health information management laws and policies such as HIPAA and the HITECH Act
  • A new chapter on blockchain technology that takes a systematic look at the foundational technologies that are enabling progress in the use of health records
  • Streamlined content on e-discovery and tort law and its relationship to patient safety
  • Updated materials in every chapter on corporate compliance and risk management
  • A new online glossary with definitions of over 800 terms specific to health information management
Chapter  1  Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
Chapter  2  Health Records and Managed Care
Chapter  3  Health Record Requirements
Chapter  4  Health Record Entries
Chapter  5  Document Consent to Treatment
Chapter  6  Access to Health Information
Chapter  7  Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
Chapter  8  Documentation and Disclosure: Special Areas of Concern
Chapter  9  HIV/AIDS: Mandatory Reporting and Confidentiality
Chapter  10  Discovery and Admissibility of Health Records
Chapter  11  Legal Theories in Improper Disclosure Cases
Chapter  12  Risk Management and Quality Management
Chapter  13  Electronic Health Records
Chapter  14  Health Information in Medical Research
Chapter  15  Looking Ahead to the Future

Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA-Director, National Institute Health Care Management & Law, Graduate Health Administration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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