To secure the privacy and electronic security of Americans’ health information, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The legislation lays out standards to which nearly all health care providers and health plans must adhere, and also governs the sharing of private information to business associates that provide services with that private health information.
This course is a general overview of HIPAA standards. All health care provider employees, administrators, etc. should be trained on the importance of the law and how to comply.
- Recall basic definitions and covered entities
- Implement essential rules and standards that govern the daily use and storage of protected health information
- Perform the basics of compliance, rules and standards
- Evaluate HIPAA breaches
- Summarize enforcement of HIPAA standards
- Understand how HIPAA applies to special cases
- Familiarize yourself with HIPAA exceptions and enforcement discretion during the COVID-19 pandemic