NEW! This title is now available as a set with Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information. Perfect for your courses dealing with both the law and the ethics of health information management. Contact your publisher's representative to learn more. Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Medical Records and the Law provides the tools healthcare providers and government agents need given the increased focus on accountability for the quality of health care. This timely revision features new information on topics such as the growth of electronic health record systems and electronic data networks; state laws affecting the use and disclosure of health information; the highly complex interplay of federal and state health information privacy laws; and the challenging subject of how patient information may be used in connection with medical research involving human subjects. Features: Addresses the voluminous privacy, security, identifier, code set, and transactions regulations. Provides the tools healthcare providers and government agents need, given the increased focus on accountability for the quality of health care. Focuses on the reduction of errors and rapid access to electronic health records as an essential and fundamental part of successful quality improvement efforts.Roach, William H. is the author of 'Medical Records And the Law ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780763734459 and ISBN 0763734454.