HIPAA – It’s More Than Just Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge.  Health care is ever changing and the family of involvement is at an all-time high.  Health care professionals must be very careful to not violate patient privacy.  One violation can have severe consequences for both the patient and the health care professional.

Course Publication Date: May 14, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Heather Frommeyer BSN, RN
Course No:HIPPA011521
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Career and Self
Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the purpose and components of HIPAA

  • Identify information protected under the HIPAA privacy rules

  • Describe the permitted uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI)

  • List three rights patients have under the HIPAA privacy rules

  • Identify who may have access to PHI and how accessibility should be granted and monitored

  • Describe the responsibilities of healthcare providers / staff members / and facilities or healthcare organizations regarding HIPAA compliance


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