This course provides annual HIPAA training for staff who come into contact with Protected Health Information (PHI). This short course focuses on pragmatic compliance with HIPAA and covers important breach avoidance strategies.
Module titles within the course include:
* HIPAA Basics
* Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule
* Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule
* The HITECH Act
* Regulations for Business Associates
* HIPAA Documentation and Training
* Applied HIPAA Security for Healthcare Professionals
Average course length: 1.5 hours
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.
This lecture describes the Privacy Rule, the section of HIPAA that protects patient health information. The lesson 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).
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.
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.
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.
This lecture describes 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.
This lecture addresses frequently asked questions about HIPAA security in the workplace, including best practices for email, hardware integrity, and more.
The Final Exam is 40 questions and cumulative for all lectures.
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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