HIT-220 Medical Law and HIPAA Compliance

Course Code: HIT-220

Course Length: 6 weeks

Course Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course covers medical law, liability, and ethics which will familiarize the students with how the medicolegal system functions, what constitutes malpractice, and ethics as it relates to births and deaths. The course also instructs the student in understanding the reasoning behind the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Accountability Act of 1996, appreciate the need to protect the privacy and security of health information, and know the areas in the delivery of health care that are affected by HIPAA.