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Course Overview

The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training is designed to educate individuals on the importance of safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and complying with HIPAA regulations. Here’s an overview of what the HIPAA training will cover:

Key Components of the Training:

  1. Understanding HIPAA: Staff learn about the purpose and scope of HIPAA, which is primarily to protect individuals’ medical information and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI.
  2. Protected Health Information (PHI): Training explains what constitutes PHI, including personal identifiers such as names, addresses, dates of birth, medical records, and any other information that can be used to identify an individual’s health status or healthcare provision.
  3. HIPAA Privacy Rule: Staff are educated on the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which sets standards for how PHI is used and disclosed by covered entities (healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses). This includes understanding clients’ rights regarding their PHI, such as access to their records and the right to request amendments.
  4. HIPAA Security Rule: Training covers the HIPAA Security Rule, which mandates safeguards to protect electronic PHI (ePHI). This includes administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that covered entities and their business associates must implement to secure ePHI against threats and vulnerabilities.
  5. Roles and Responsibilities: Staff learn their specific roles and responsibilities under HIPAA, depending on whether they are healthcare providers, healthcare staff, IT professionals handling ePHI, or other entities that handle PHI in their work.
  6. Reporting and Breach Notification: Training includes procedures for reporting breaches of PHI and the requirements for notifying affected individuals, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), and potentially the media in the event of a significant breach.
  7. Enforcement and Penalties: Staff understand the consequences of HIPAA violations, including civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed on themselves and the organization for non-compliance.
  8. Case Studies and Examples: Some HIPAA training programs include case studies and real-life examples to illustrate potential HIPAA violations and how to handle situations involving PHI appropriately.

The HIPAA training is crucial for ensuring that staff understand their legal obligations to protect clients’ privacy and security. It helps mitigate risks associated with unauthorized access to PHI and contributes to maintaining trust between healthcare providers and their clients.

Course Content

    • HIPAA Training 101: What is HIPAA Compliance?

    • HIPAA Training 101: What is Required for HIPAA Compliance?

    • HIPAA Training 101: The Four Rules of HIPAA Compliance

    • Test Your Knowledge

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  • Lessons 3
  • Language English
  • Skill Beginner
  • Last Update June 24, 2024