Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

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

  • Introduction 
  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule  
  • Sample Privacy Pledge
  • Working With The HIPAA Privacy Rule In The Real World
  • The HIPAA Security Rule  
  • Information Transmission
    • Computer Workstation Security
    • HIPAA Public Health and Emergency Situation
    • HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriages
    • HIPAA Modifications 2013
    • Privacy, Security Rules, and Enforcement Rules
    • Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information
    • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
  • Summary

Author

Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 20 years of as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, written textbook chapters, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was recently named a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center and is actively involved in lecturing and mentoring nurses, emergency medical residents and pharmacy students.

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We are committed to providing our learners with unbiased information. CE4Less never accepts commercial support and our authors have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to the material.

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