A release of information (ROI) department or division is found in virtually every hospital. HIPAA and State guidelines strongly direct the rules and regulations of patient information. ROI departments perform such tasks as obtaining patient consent, certifying medical records, and deciding what information can be released. The ROI department is often found within the health information management department of a hospital.
Review the information provided about ROI at the AHIMA website: http://bok.ahima.org/doc?oid=85544#.WUFWhj-GMuQ
In your own words, construct a 2-3 page APA-formatted synopsis of the main points of this information. Remember to cite your resources.
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