Laws for Health Information Systems

From a health information system perspective, there are federal laws relative to information management, data authentication, health exchange, standards, and end user needs. Additionally, organizations can choose to become accredited or certified. Accrediting organizations endorse, facilitate, and provide standards to protect patient health information. Meanwhile, laws are in place to ensure the safety and security of patient health information. The standards of patient’s health information safety and security within organizations are clearly outlined and widely adopted by all legitimate health care organizations.



Please justify the two information management standards as outlined by The Joint Commission. You are required to expand upon the Elements of Performance.


  • The hospital protects the privacy of health information.
  • The hospital maintains the security and integrity of health information.