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Using HIPAA in the Real World: A Review

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 29425 reviews

Course Summary

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance requires all health professionals to adapt to evolving principles of patient privacy and protection of healthcare information. All members of the health team are required to demonstrate accountability to follow health organizational rules designed to protect patient information. HIPAA compliance can be achieved through a common-sense approach to patient privacy rules, such as use of technological tools. HIPAA sections are discussed with an emphasis on key intentions of the Act.

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Course Syllabus

1. Introduction 
2. The HIPAA Privacy Rule  
3.  Sample Privacy Pledge
4.  Working With The HIPAA Privacy Rule In The Real World
5.  The HIPAA Security Rule  
6.  Information Transmission
A.  Computer Workstation Security
B.  HIPAA Public Health and Emergency Situation
C.  HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriages
D.  HIPAA Modifications 2013
E.  Privacy, Security Rules, and Enforcement Rules
F.   Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information
G.  Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
7. Summary


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