The goal of this program is to define HIPAA and provide an overview of its guidelines and requirements, including those resulting from enactment of the HITECH Act of 2009 and the act's Final Rule announced in early 2013.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the overall purpose and goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Explain the role of the HIPAA Advisory Team, as well as the role of the individual healthcare worker in ensuring compliance with HIPAA reforms
- Describe healthcare access, portability and reliability
- Describe the five rules of administrative simplification
- Describe the Privacy Rule that exists within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Describe the rule that requires that patients be given written notice of an institution's privacy rules and practices
- Explain patient's rights regarding the privacy of their medical and personal information
- Describe key exceptions to the Privacy Rule
- Describe the most common violations of the Privacy Rule and the consequences for healthcare workers
- Explain the difference between administrative, physical and technical safeguards
This course is appropriate for all healthcare workers.
1.0 CE for Nurses