Release Date: Jan 5, 2017
Valid Through: Jan 5, 2019. This course will be updated or expired on this date
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
CEUs: See Continuing Education section
Media: Internet. Available 24/7 365 Online. See requirements below
This online HIPAA training course is designed to educate Health Care Workers on HIPAA privacy and security laws. As a health care worker, maintaining the HIPAA privacy and security of patient information is crucial. A solid understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability of 1996 (HIPAA) is necessary to achieve this. However, HIPAA legislation is complex and robust. It has had many changes and additions since its creation in 1996. Most recently, the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Final Ominibus Rule of 2013 have: Strengthened existing HIPAA compliance requirements for Privacy and Security Expanded individuals' rights relating to their Protected Health Information (PHI) Increased enforcement of HIPAA, including higher fines for non-compliance Addressed notifications for breaches of PHI This HIPAA course provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at HIPAA compliance legislation as it pertains to a health care worker, so that Protected Health Information is properly used and disclosed.
Understand the purpose of HIPAA laws Explain the changes implemented to HIPAA by the Omnibus Final Rule Identify the key elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Enforcement Rule Explain the process for Breach Notification Understand the Unique Identifiers and Transaction and Code Set Rules Be aware of how to apply these rules to his/her daily practice as a health care worker
This online HIPAA training course is designed to educate health care workers, such as doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists, on HIPAA privacy and security laws. As a health care worker, maintaining the HIPAA privacy and security of patient information is crucial. For new health care workers or those who want a comprehensive review of HIPAA legislation, this course covers the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule, and the Enforcement Rule in detail. Also highlighted are the most recent updates to HIPAA as a result of the HITECH Act and the Final Omnibus Rule. These changes increased enforcement of HIPAA, including instituting higher fines for non-compliance, making it more important than ever to maintain the privacy and security of Protected Health Information.
HIPAA Exams, Inc. requires that the faculty participating in any activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this activity. HIPAA Exams, Inc. also requires participating faculty to disclose when unapproved/unlabeled uses of a product are discussed in a activity.
This activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products.
The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial support. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
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