HINF 523 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Informatics

This course provides students with an overview of the ethical and legal issues which must be addressed by the healthcare system when utilizing an electronic health record. The need for patient privacy and protection from public disclosure, misrepresentation, misinformation and bias from third party payers must be addressed to prevent injustice to the client. The large capacity for the storage of information, the ease of dissemination and the numerous users of patient records present multiple ethical concerns.




Admission to the program or permission of the program director