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HIPAA - 0.2 CEUs

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. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule to implement the requirements of HIPAA. The HIPAA Security Rule protects a subset of information covered by the Privacy Rule.

Beginner 5(4 Ratings) 298 Students enrolled English
Created by Paulinus Fultang
Last updated Wed, 15-Feb-2023
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Course overview


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1996 to protect the privacy and security of patients' personal and medical information. HIPAA applies to all healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and individual practitioners, as well as insurance companies and other organizations that handle personal health information.

One of the main provisions of HIPAA is the requirement for healthcare organizations to have appropriate safeguards in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of personal health information. This includes implementing measures such as secure authentication protocols, encryption of data, and regular audits and testing of security systems.

In addition to protecting the security of personal health information, HIPAA also sets standards for the use and disclosure of this information. Under HIPAA, healthcare providers may only disclose personal health information to authorized individuals or organizations, and only for specific purposes such as treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.

HIPAA also gives patients the right to access, modify, and receive a copy of their personal health information, as well as the right to request that their information not be shared with certain individuals or organizations. Patients also have the right to file a complaint if they believe their HIPAA rights have been violated.

Overall, HIPAA plays a critical role in ensuring the privacy and security of personal health information in the healthcare setting. By establishing clear standards and guidelines, HIPAA helps to protect the sensitive personal and medical information of patients, as well as to maintain the trust and confidence of the public in the healthcare system.

Course Objectives

  • Will help to ensure healthcare employees are aware of their responsibilities under HIPAA to allow them to complete their work duties in a HIPAA-compliant way.
  • Will help to improve efficiency, build trust, and avoid accidental HIPAA violations and costly data breaches
Requirements or Prerequisites
  • Computer
Curriculum for this course
3 Lessons 00:30:00 Hours
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Paulinus Fultang

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