Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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HIPAA
HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules have significantly changed the way health care facilities and healthcare providers operate. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, along with privacy, security, and breach notification rules protect the privacy and security of all health information. These rules also provide individuals with certain rights to their specific health information. As a health care provider, you play a critical role in protecting the privacy and security of patient information. This course is designed for any organization or person who works in or with the healthcare industry or who has access to protected health information. In this course we will review the best practices for maintaining HIPAA compliance, and explore the importance of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 in addition to the more recent Omnibus Final Rule implemented in 2013.

COURSE INFORMATION

Brian Williams, MHA, MBA 30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2018-07-17Updated 2020-10-30

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of HIPAA compliance and how individual rights are protected under this law.
  • Identify the key elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Enforcement Rule
  • Describe protected health information (PHI) and the rules about using and disclosing PHI.
  • Explain the most recent changes to HIPAA, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the Omnibus Rule, and understand how these updates further affec

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