HIPAA For Covered Entities
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At a glance
For organizations that are considered covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it is critical that employees understand and comply with this law. Violations can be costly and place organizations at legal risk, damage reputations and jeopardize business and customer relationships.
HIPAA for Covered Entities focuses on providing employees with an understanding of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules. It starts by defining protected health information (PHI), and then trains learners on patient rights, how to secure it, guidelines for disclosure, and how to safeguard electronic records (ePHI). The course concludes by providing guidance on how to respond to security incidents.
A covered entity’s ability to maintain the privacy of protected health information is the key to success. Employees need to understand HIPAA and how to follow this important law.
Key Concepts Covered In This Course:
- Definition and examples of PHI
- Proper access and use of PHI
- The importance of safeguarding PHI and handling it in accordance with organizational policies and procedures
- Authorized disclosures of PHI
- Patient rights
- Administrative, physical and technical safeguards for proper ePHI storage
- Proper methods and best practices for ePHI sharing and receiving
- The importance of making an internal report of an actual or suspected incident
- Pitfalls that could indicate a security incident has occurred
- Notification requirements
- The importance of maintaining PHI privacy
- A reminder of an employee’s role in ensuring HIPAA compliance
- An opportunity to review key policies and certify