Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
Laurinda B. Harman, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
After completing this chapter, the reader should be able to:
Understand the difference between privacy and confidentiality.
Understand the primary ethical obligation of the health information management professional to protect the privacy of an individual’s health information and confidential communications.
Discuss release-of-information considerations.
Discuss the practical implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy requirements and changes per the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Discuss patient and ...