CHAPTER 3

Health Care Information Regulations, Laws, and Standards

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To be able to discuss how accreditation, facility licensure, and certification influence the information needs of health care facilities.
  • To be able to identify and differentiate among major health care accrediting bodies.
  • To be able to discuss Patient Safety Organizations and their relevance to health care organizations and consumers.
  • To be able to understand and manage the impact of the health record as a legal document.
  • To be able to discuss the HIPAA privacy regulations and their relevance to health care organizations and consumers.
  • To be able to describe the laws, regulations, and standards that govern patient confidentiality.

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