Assuring the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance

Chris Apgar

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Describe, at an introductory level, the legal requirements that health IT (HIT) professionals need to be aware of

•  Define the terms business associate (BA), covered entity (CE), privacy, security, and protected health information (PHI)

•  Identify legal documentation requirements—what needs to be included in application development to meet legal requirements

•  Understand the use of BA contracts, creation of limited data sets, and requirements related to the reduction of legal risk as HIT professionals work with healthcare organizations and vendor partners

•  Describe the implications for health ...

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