Managing Privacy and Security of Health Information

HIT321

Exploration of the issues surrounding the use and disclosure of health information, including the standards for electronic health information security under current government regulations related to health record privacy and security. Topics include protected information; permitted uses and disclosures of protected health information; individuals' rights concerning their health information; safeguarding health information; why the federal government wants to protect the security of electronic health information; the approach to health information security taken by the proposed standards; physical safeguards; technical security; administrative procedures; and implementing the standards. (Formerly HIT320) 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Spring Only.

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