3 semester credit hours
Health informatics involves rapidly changing technology, which impacts the way in which legal and ethical considerations are understood in our culture. This course will examine the relationships between law and ethics. Particular considerations will be given to the concepts of privacy, autonomy, responsibility and decision-making. These concepts will be discussed from both legal and ethical perspectives in the policy and regulatory arena. The impact of current and future technology, such as patient portals and social media, will be discussed as it relates to these concepts and the impact on health informatics.