Course Overview

This course explores the legal principles and strategies for minimizing risk and liability within healthcare systems. Through the examination of case studies, students will review legal and ethical dilemmas arising in healthcare. The laws and regulations governing information management, patient rights, patient privacy (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA), and quality management in healthcare are explored. Students will use various quality management tools, such as Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and a Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), to address liability issues within the healthcare setting.

Prerequisite: HCIN 540

Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


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