Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:The Role of Medical Records in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:Regulating Health Care Summary - 1 Health Care accrediting and certification organizations The U.S. legal system Laws governing health care privacy and security rules 18
Slide notes:This also concludes the unit Regulating Health Care . In summary, this unit discussed the following: Organizations such as The Joint Commission accredit and/or certify health care organizations. Regulatory agencies under the authority of Congress issue rules that protect the public. Organizations including The Joint Commission and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality provide initiatives and resources for patient safety and quality improvement. The legal system in the U.S. is made up of many courts, where a neutral arena is used for parties to dispute issues. The laws governing health care are complicated and ever changing. Health Care providers are responsible for following standards of care, obtaining informed consent from patients, and avoiding fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance with HIPAA privacy and security rules are high priority in health care delivery. 18