HCI 610 Legal, Ethical, and Public Policy Issues in Health , 3 credits

This course will orient the student to the legal, ethical and public policy issues confronting health informaticists. Students will review key medico-legal, ethical, and regulatory issues such as the nature of the electronic health record, electronic medical record, personal health record. They will examine existing and emerging issues in data ownership, the medico-legal requirements for health information, privacy and confidentiality of protected health information, and what constitutes and authorized use of personal data. Emerging regulatory provisions, such as evolving federal requirements, will be discussed. (NSG 555 will also be accepted as meeting this requirement).

Prerequisite: HCI 600