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PHS CH 4
Professional Knowledge in Health Informatics
|a legal document prepared by a patient before a health crisis occurs to guide healthcare decisions in situations when the patient is unable to speak for himself or herself.
|the branch of law that establishes rules for business relationships between people or between individuals and businesses.
|a legally binding agreement between two or more people or agencies.
|the branch of law that aims to protect individuals and society by defining certain actions as crimes, or offenses against society.
|a term used to describe an action that fits with someone's personal morals or professional rules of conduct.
|Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
|a federal law that makes it easier to obtain healthcare coverage and protects personal health information.
|a condition that results in a person being unable to enter a contract, such as being under the age of consent, being ruled mentally incompetent, or having an altered mental state due to drugs or semi-consciousness.
|a system that limits access to and use of healthcare to control costs.
|protected health information (PHI)
|all individually identifiable personal information obtained through healthcare.
|placement on an official list, or registry, of qualified workers.
|an organized structure composed of many parts that work together and depend on each other to carry out a set of functions
|an action that harms another person's body or property or takes away his or her freedom of action in some way.