Healthcare Information Management
Study of Healthcare Information Management
HCA352 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management
August 18, 2013
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
There are various legal and ethical aspects of Health Information Management. Government regulations in healthcare continue to make drastic changes. In Healthcare, lawsuits become more and more complex and issues increase. It is important for Health Information managers to have knowledge of healthcare laws.
Laws are created, enacted and enforced in healthcare. US congress federal laws …show more content…
Hospital-Patient Relationships begins when the patient is admitted to the hospital. The patient needs to sign forms agreeing to pay for treatment. The Hospital-Patient relationship ends when the patient is discharged or when the patient leaves the hospital against medical advice. The most common challenge associates with healthcare management falls under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). The physician must treat the patient, transfer the patient or discharge the patient. If the physician violates EMTALA, he or she can be fined over $20,000. When the physician fails to do something for the patient in the hospital, then he or she may be in a