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 that nearly all health care providers and health plans must adhere to, and also governs their sharing of private information for 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.
At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:
- 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
At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:
- Define HIPAA
- Explain the basics of compliance for your role