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Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management 4th Edition

Dana C. McWay

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Understanding the complex legal and ethical principles governing health information management is more important than ever. Revised, updated, and expanded, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition, focuses on law and ethics. Key topics include the role of social media in health care, compliance, completeness of the health record, and breaches of confidentiality. Features include enrichment activities and mapping to CAHIIM standards, as well as interactive quizzes and case studies. Available with MindTap®, a digital learning solution offers unprecedented online course management.

Dana C. McWay, St. Louis University

Dana C. McWay is a lawyer and veteran health information management professional. A member the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Board of Directors, she served on several AHIMA committees, most recently the Professional Ethics Committee. She was also a member of the Missouri Health Information Management Association’s Legislative Committee, and a voting member of the Institutional Review Board at Washington University Medical School. Previously a Director of Medical Records for a large teaching hospital and for-profit substance abuse facility, Ms. McWay led the charge to convert an outmoded, paper-based record management system to a modern electronic system. In addition to LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT for which she received a Triumph Award from AHIMA, she has led several audio conferences, served as co-editor of online continuing education offerings, and written a second HIM text, TODAY’S HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH. Licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, Ms. McWay is currently the Clerk of Court for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and one of three recipients of the Director's Award for Outstanding Leadership within the Federal Judiciary.

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  • Feature boxes highlight key information about Ethics, the Electronic Health Record, HIPAA, ARRA, and GINA.
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  • Valuable Ethics: Extensive coverage weaves ethics into discussions throughout the chapters and includes material on ethical standards, ethical decisions and challenges, and law and ethics in the workplace.
  • Interactive Learning: Robust online MindTap software challenges learners to test their comprehension of critical chapter concepts.
  • Unrivaled Expertise: Author Dana McWay is an attorney and certified Health Information Management professional with experience on the AHIMA's ethics committee and more than three decades in health care and law.
  • HIM Focus: A sharp focus on the particular legal and ethical issues that impact HIM professionals every day makes LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, 4th Edition a must-have resource for health care workers in any setting.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management


1. Workings of the American Legal System.
2. Court Systems and Legal Procedures.
3. Judicial Process of Health Information.
4. Principles of Liability.
5. Ethical Standards.
6. Ethical Decisions and Challenges.
7. Bioethical Issues.
8. Patient Record Requirements.
9. Confidentiality and Informed Consent.
10. Access to Health Information.
11. Specialized Patient Records.
12. Risk Management, Quality Management, and Utilization Management.
13. Information Systems.
14. Health-Care Fraud and Abuse.
15. Law and Ethics in the Workplace.
Appendix A: Table of Cases.
Appendix B: List of Common Acronyms.
Appendix C: Sample HIPAA Privacy Notices.
Appendix D: Patient Care Partnership.
Appendix E: Sample Forms- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Health Care Directive, and Accompanying HIPAA Form.
Appendix F: Selected Laws Affecting HIM.

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