This reliable textbook offers a strong foundation for understanding legal principles impacting health information management (HIM). Each legal area relevant to HIM is addressed using a practical approach. This is the only legal textbook structured specifically for HIM classroom use, facilitating educator and student mastery of basic legal concepts relating to HIM. Authored by well-known experts in law, education, and HIM practice, this roadmap also offers guidance for HIM professionals and healthcare practitioners to understand the legal issues of health records, EHRs, and HIPAA. Key Features: Ensures learning and retention by including objectives, key terms, and references in each chapter Addresses topics critical to effective HIM practice, including privacy, security, confidentiality, legal policies and procedures, and ethical issues Delivers in-depth discussion of HIPAA regulations Instructor manual available online About the Authors: Melanie Brodnik, PhD, RHIA, is director and associate professor of the HIMS program at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Center. Mary Cole McCain, MPA, RHIA, is a professor and chair of the HIM Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Laurie A. Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP, is an assistant professor of clinical allied medicine at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Center. Rebecca Reynolds, MHA, RHIA, is an assistant professor in the HIM program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.