2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Aug 15, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6160 - Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues♦


(3 sem. cr.) The nature of healthcare imposes a host of legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations for which providers and organizations must be aware. Students in this course are provided with an overview of these considerations. Students explore state, federal, and international privacy laws and regulations as well as the government agencies and regulatory bodies charged with creating and upholding these laws and regulations, devoting particular consideration to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Applying course concepts, students complete application-based assignments through which they consider key topics, including privacy, confidentiality, licensing, liability, compliance, accreditation, and professional ethics. Students also examine the impact of information technology on patient safety and the potential opportunities and risks of electronic health record systems.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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