HIPAA AWARENESS TRAINING
This course will cover the basic elements of the standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, known as HHS, issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA. Following the passage of HIPAA, legislation was enacted requiring modification to these rules. The Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health Act, known as HITECH was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. HITECH modified certain rules to further strengthen HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement. HITECH also provided requirements for notification of breaches of unsecured health information by covered entities and business associates. The underlying purpose of the HIPAA standard is to establish common standards across the U.S. health care system to protect patient information and streamline the associated paperwork and administration.
45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164
- Training Objectives
- Who is Covered by this Rule?
- What Information is Protected?
- General Principles: Use and Disclosure
- Permitted Uses and Disclosures
- Notification and Other Purposes
- Public Health Activities
- Authorized Uses and Disclosures
- Minimum Necessary
- Access and Uses
- Disclosures and Requests
- Breach Notification
- Privacy Notices
- Acknowledgement of Notice of Receipt
- Disclosure Accounting
- Confidential Communications © 2014
- Required Distribution of the NPP
- Genetic Information
- Administrative Requirements
- As an Employee, What Can I Do?