Protecting patient health information is a critical part of operations for all healthcare organizations. This course provides a foundation for HIPAA rules and regulations.
The course addresses 18 key HIPAA questions over 3 lessons and 4 Case Studies.
NOTE: Most learners take this course on their own because of their interest in the topic. This course can also be used to meet HIPAA requirements for HIPAA Awareness training if approved by your company compliance officer.
CEU Credits: 3
Recommended pre-requisite course(s): None
Recommended for: Anyone who already works or is planning to work, directly or indirectly, in the healthcare industry.
- Know what HIPAA is and why it is important
- Know the major sections and rules in HIPAA
- Know what information is considered Protected Health Information (PHI)
Key Questions Covered
In this course you will learn the answers to these 18 key HIPAA questions:
- What is the overall summary of the law?
- What is the purpose of HIPAA and why is it needed?
- What does HIPAA compliance mean?
- What is the impact of a HIPAA security breach on individuals?
- What is the impact of a HIPAA security breach on companies in terms of fines and penalties?
- What is the impact of HIPAA security breach on companies besides fines and penalties?
- What is a Covered Entity?
- What is a Business Associate?
- What are some of the specific things health plans should consider as part of their HIPAA compliance strategy?
- What are some of the things data professionals should consider as part of their HIPAA compliance strategy?
- What are some of the specific things healthcare providers should consider as part of their healthcare strategy?
- What does the Privacy Rule cover?
- What is the Security Rule?
- Who needs to comply with the Security Rule?
- How is Minimum Necessary defined?
- How does an entity determine who should have access to Protected Health Information (PHI)?
- What does Protected Health Information (PHI) mean?
- What is data encryption?
Case Studies Included
In this course you will work through these 4 case studies:
- A nurse must decide how to discuss sensitive information in front of a patient’s spouse
- An account team member must decide how to send data containing PHI to an external client
- A manager of an analytic team must determine the right way to staff a project that uses PHI in the analysis and has a tight deadline
- An internal analyst must decide what data fields to include on a report for an internal executive