Certificate of Health IT Security Proficiency (CHITSP)

The course is designed to train HIPAA Compliance Officers, both for Business Associates and Healthcare Providers
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  • Lectures 16
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

The CHITSP Certification provides comprehensive training in health IT security for IT Professionals, Security Officers, and Medical Staff Managers. Detailed lessons describe every aspect of federal privacy compliance, including the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, regulatory changes brought by the HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule of 2013, requirements for Business Associates, and more. Lessons also describe PCI DSS requirements for protecting payment card security, along with encryption strategies. The program is presented through self-paced online lessons, multimedia reviews, and assessments, culminating in a final exam.

Module titles within this course include:

* An Overview of HIPAA
* The HIPAA Privacy Rule
* The HIPAA Security Rule
* Business Associate Regulations
* The HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule of 2013
* HIPAA Data Breaches and Penalties
* HIPAA Audits and Enforcement
* HIPAA Policies, Procedures, Awareness, and Training
* Compliance with Multiple Regulations
* Security Responsibilities for IT Managers and Privacy Officers
* Applied HIPAA Security for Healthcare Professionals
* An Introduction to Credit Card Security
* Understanding Payment Cards
* Best Practices for Payment Card Security
* Encryption for Healthcare Enviroments
* Why Protecting Healthcare Data is Important

Successful completion of this course awards a Certification in HIPAA Security Proficiency which has been reviewed and authorized by the 4Medapproved professional medical and technical advisory boards.

Average course length: 8 hours

What are the requirements?

  • Students need no previous training in HIPAA or security to complete this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Describe the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule, the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Final Rule
  • Explain the many changes that have occurred in both federal privacy regulations and the Health IT market since 2009
  • Demonstrate understanding of the regulations and special challenges that face Business Associates
  • Create a compliance program based on three fundamentals: the Security Risk Analysis, updated policies and procedures, and training
  • Secure a medical organization or Business Associate from data breaches
  • Prepare for a government audit or breach investigation by understanding the requirements and protocols of each
  • Implement new policies and procedures and other documentation, with an understanding of new federal requirements for documentation
  • Create a HIPAA awareness and training program
  • Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory complexity, including other federal laws and state privacy laws
  • Show a pragmatic understanding of how to protect data, whether as an IT specialist, practice manager, or compliance officer
  • Implement encryption to protect against data breaches
  • Demonstrate knowledge of PCI DSS, the industry requirement for protecting credit card data
  • Implement best practices for IT security for all members of the workforce

What is the target audience?

  • This HIPAA course is meant for Business Associates, IT staff, doctors, administrators, and other staff who must help to ensure the compliance of their organization.

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Curriculum

Section 1: HIPAA Overview, the Privacy Rule, and the Security Rule
12:09

This lecture provides an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It defines key terms, including Protected Health Information (PHI), Covered Entities, and Business Associates. It also describes HIPAA penalties and enforcement.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for An Overview of HIPAA will help you to prepare for the final exam.

04:19

This lecture describes the Privacy Rule, the section of HIPAA that protects patient health information. The lecture also explains the requirements of patient disclosure of information, the “minimum necessary” principle, and the requirement that medical practices provide patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP).

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule will help you to prepare for the final exam.

20:42

This lecture describes the Security Rule, the section of HIPAA that specifies safeguards for the protection of patient information, especially PHI in electronic form. These standards are made up of Technical, Physical, and Administrative safeguards. These safeguards are designed to ensure the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of patient data.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule will help you to prepare for the final exam.

Section 2: Business Associate Regulations, the HITECH Act, and the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule
07:17

This lecture provides a brief overview of the HIPAA regulations for Business Associates, including who qualifies as a Business Associate. It also describes the requirement that all Business Associates sign agreements with Covered Entities and with their own subcontractors.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Business Associate Regulations will help you to prepare for the final exam.

08:30

HIPAA was extensively modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. This lecture provides an overview of how the HITECH Act increased civil penalties, strengthened breach notification requirements, exempted encrypted data from breach reporting, and required Business Associates to comply with HIPAA to the same extent as Covered Entities. It also describes regulatory changes that came about through the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule of 2013.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Overview of the HITECH Act and the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule will help you to prepare for the final exam.

Section 3: HIPAA Data Breaches and Penalties, Audits, and Policies, Awareness, and Training
14:44

This lecture provides detailed description of the regulations that govern breach reporting. It explains what constitutes a breach, which parties must be informed, the exemption of encrypted data from breach reporting, and the special requirements that apply to breaches of 500 or more patient records. It also describes the penalties that an organization may incur for data breaches, depending on the severity and cause of the breach.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for HIPAA Data Breaches and Penalties will help you to prepare for the final exam.

06:54

This lecture describes the audit protocols used by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to ensure HIPAA compliance. It explains the changing regulatory landscape and the significant expansion in audits following passage of the HITECH Act.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for HIPAA Audits and Enforcement will help you to prepare for the final exam.

11:40

This lecture explains the requirements for HIPAA-compliant policies and procedures, with guidance on how these should be formulated. It also explains that all personnel who come into contact with PHI must complete HIPAA training on at least an annual basis, and it outlines the requirements for HIPAA awareness programs.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for HIPAA Policies, Procedures, Awareness, and Training will help you to prepare for the final exam.

Section 4: Compliance, Security Responsibilities for IT Managers and Applied HIPAA Security
10:14

This lecture describes how organizations that must comply with HIPAA also must comply with other laws, increasing regulatory complexity. These other laws include privacy protection laws at the state level, PCI DSS security standards for credit card transactions, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Sorbanes-Oxley Act, and more.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Compliance with Multiple Regulations will help you to prepare for the final exam.

08:08

This lecture provides an action plan for IT managers and security officers to ensure the HIPAA compliance of their organizations. It includes guidance for Business Associates, advice on documentation and training, and more.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Security Responsibilities for IT Managers and Security Officers will help you to prepare for the final exam.

08:16

This lecture addresses frequently asked questions about HIPAA security in the workplace, including best practices for email, hardware integrity, and more.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Applied HIPAA Security for Healthcare Professionals will help you to prepare for the final exam.

Section 5: Credit Card Security, Understanding Payment Cards, and Best Practices
07:16

This lecture provides an overview of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It describes the basic structure of PCI DSS and explains the importance of protecting payment card data.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for An Introduction to Credit Card Security will help you to prepare for the final exam.

04:50

This lecture describes the different parts of payments cards, including protected data on both the front and back of the card. It also describes how payment card transactions are verified and processed.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Understanding Payment Cards will help you to prepare for the final exam.

06:33

This lecture describes best practices for protecting card data, including proper disposal of sensitive data, securing communications, using strong passwords, and more.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Best Practices for Payment Card Security will help you to prepare for the final exam.

Section 6: Encryption for Healthcare, and Why Protecting Healthcare Data is Important
05:04

Encryption is vital to digital security for medical environments, both directly as a security measure and because it greatly reduces the risk of data breach and federal investigation.

10 questions

The ten question review quiz for Encryption for Healthcare Environments will help you to prepare for the final exam.

04:35

In this concluding lecture, the threats to data security in healthcare are addressed, as are the consequences for both patients and providers when health data is compromised.

Section 7: CHITSP Final Exam
60 questions

The Final Exam is 60 questions and cumulative for all lectures.

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Brian Johnson, CHSP, CHSA and Senior Director of Online Education at 4Medapproved hosts 4Medapproved's popular Learning Lunch series, interviewing industry experts on Health IT, HIPAA, ICD-10, and more. Before he joined 4Medapproved, Brian managed life sciences content for a major reference publisher, developing innovative websites, apps, and more. He has extensive experience in education publishing, online learning, and project management. Brian lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

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