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Using HIPAA in the Real World: A Review

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
4.9 out of 5.0, Based on: 9,789 reviews

Course Summary

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance requires all health professionals to adapt to evolving principles of patient privacy and protection of healthcare information. All members of the health team are required to demonstrate accountability to follow health organizational rules designed to protect patient information. HIPAA compliance can be achieved through a common-sense approach to patient privacy rules, such as use of technological tools. HIPAA sections are discussed with an emphasis on key intentions of the Act.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Protected Health Information
  • Discuss the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Explain the HIPAA Security Rule

Course Syllabus

1. Introduction 
2. The HIPAA Privacy Rule  
3.  Sample Privacy Pledge
4.  Working With The HIPAA Privacy Rule In The Real World
5.  The HIPAA Security Rule  
6.  Information Transmission
A.  Computer Workstation Security
B.  HIPAA Public Health and Emergency Situation
C.  HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriages
D.  HIPAA Modifications 2013
E.  Privacy, Security Rules, and Enforcement Rules
F.   Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information
G.  Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
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