Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management - 4th Ed. (2023)

Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management - 4th Ed. (2023)
4th Ed.
Copyright ©2023 by the American Health Information Management Association.
Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA; Rebecca B. Reynolds, EdD, MHA, RHIA, FAHIMA
ISBN-13: 978-1-58426-880-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-58426-881-9
Healthcare Informatics, Allied Health, Basic Sciences, Ethics


Health law is a complex and rapidly changing topic, and students studying health information management (HIM) or health informatics require the most current information to be prepared to achieve legal compliance in a professional context. This fourth edition of Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management has reorganized with reduced chapters to aid in student comprehension and also includes updates to topics contained in earlier editions, including HIPAA privacy and security chapters and patient safety and legal proceedings.

Key Features

  • • Chapters on law and ethics and patient rights
  • • Reorganized and reduced chapters to streamline student understanding of law and healthcare
  • • Enhanced content on legal proceedings, cyber security, and patient safety
  • • Updated healthcare law concepts and terminology

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"Overall, this is a necessarily recurring update on the complex topic of laws surrounding health information management in the United States. Given the clear nature of the chapters, along with a glossary, this is a useful reference for students entering this field. For established professionals, it may provide a refresh on selected topics, although access to real-time updates on the status of any pending regulations would be a helpful addition."

-- David Liebovitz, MD (University of Chicago Medicine)Doody's Review - previous edition


It is intended for students in fields related to health information management. Nice examples, potential workflow diagrams, and cases are used to highlight important concepts. This book meets the needs of the intended audience, with the caveat that access to updated resources as laws related to health information management evolve would be a useful addition. The authors are credible experts based on their work on prior editions and professional roles in directly related fields.

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