Course Description

This course discusses the confidentiality of medical information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and employee’s roles in protecting that information. This course is designed to introduce them to federal regulations establishing security and privacy rules for health care records, when “Protected Health Information” (PHI) may and may not be used or released, and potential penalties for unauthorized use or disclosure.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing Security and Privacy Rules for Health Care Records
  • Protected Health Information
  • Balancing Privacy and Care
  • HIPAA Authorized Disclosures

Course Syallabus

This module provides a brief introduction to what topic areas the learner should expect to cover in this course.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page
  • 1 Custom Video Page

In this module, the learner explores the fundamentals of HIPAA and how it has set a national standard for privacy of medical information. Various types of businesses are introduced that must comply with HIPAA and the module provides a high-level overview of what that compliance looks like.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

In this module, the learner is equipped with the information necessary to identify protected health information (PHI) and how to approach working with it while maintaining patient confidentiality. Through interactive scenarios, they apply strategies to work appropriately with PHI, as well as what actions to take should they become exposed to PHI.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page

In this module, the learner continues to unpack the HIPAA Privacy Rule. They explore how to maintain confidentiality through disclosures, treatment, and payment options. They apply lessons learned to navigate scenarios of incidental disclosures through interactive scenarios.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page

This module explores the HIPAA Security Rule in depth. It highlights the differences between the Security and Privacy Rules — most notably, what type of information to which each rule applies. The learner explores compliance requirements and their personal security responsibilities. They explore a variety of security strategies they can implement in day-to-day life in order to play an active role in complying with HIPAA. They are also encouraged to report any suspicious events, and apply all lessons learned through interactive scenarios.

  • 1 Customizable Content Page

In this module, the learner identifies actions to take should a HIPAA breach or complaint occur. After exploring various types of breaches and complaints, as well as the potential penalties associated with them, the learner applies lessons learned through an interactive scenario.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

This module provides a brief conclusion and summary of the course content.

This is the module you share your policies and additional resources.

  • 3 Custom Policies
  • 4 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page

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