RHIN 160

Legal Issues in Health and Medical Informatics

Offers students an opportunity to understand various legal concepts and issues present in a health care environment such as a hospital or health provider’s office. Topics covered will include statutory and case law applicable to medical records and some of the regulatory infrastructure for such records. We will discuss the importance of electronic data in medical practice, institutional healthcare information systems, and the inter-institutional record systems. We will also cover some of the risks, benefits, and challenges related to this data. The course will cover some of the situations which indicate the need to consult legal counsel.