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Release of Information vs. Authorization

Course Details:

  • Category: Diversity, Ethics, and Cultural Competency; Ethics Series
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Target Audience: All Healthcare Employees

Course Overview: A release of information (ROI) is an important function of the healthcare system. It aids in providing high-quality care along with the continuity of that care to patients. It is also important in billing, reporting, research, and other functions within healthcare. This training covers what is permitted in ROI's, the types of authorizations, and the differences between them.

Training Includes:

  • Defining Release of Information (ROI)
  • Individual Rights Under HIPAA
  • Key Facts about Electronic Health Data
  • Inclusions in the Designated Record Set
  • Types of Personal Representatives
  • Requests for PHI
  • ROI Requirements
  • PHI Access Denials
  • Requirements for Authorizations
  • Sample "Release of Information" Form
  • Six Types of Authorization
  • Methods of Communication