In a one-page paper, define each concept below and compose a sentence or two that describes how the concept is used and relates to Health Information Management (HIM). Be sure to use your own words.

  • Discovery
  • Spoliation
  • Stare decisis
  • Tort law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Statutes
  • E-discovery
  • Mediation
  • Metadata
  • Subpoena duces tecum

Example: Rules

Rules – Definition: The principles established by authorities that prescribe or direct certain action or forbearance from action. Rules, specifically Civil Procedure Rules and Evidence Rules, are of particular interest to the HIS Manager as they pertain to the admissibility of health record information into evidence.

This assignment will be evaluated based on your ability to correctly define and describe the application of legal terminology to the HIM profession.


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