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HIPAA for Covered Entities

Learn the essentials of HIPAA and HIPAA Compliance

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Do you have questions about how HIPAA related to your business as a Covered Entity? This is the course for you! At the end of this course, you should be able to...

Objectives. You will be able to:

  • Describe the history and applicability of HIPAA
  • Identify acronyms and major definitions associated with HIPAA
  • Discuss the three major HIPAA rules
  • Describe the key pieces of the Privacy Rule
  • Recognize the 18 elements of PHI (Protected Health Information)
  • Identify and explain three types of safeguards
  • Apply tips for HIPAA implementation
  • Describe HIPAA responsibilities specific to covered entities


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2h 49m
    • 1: Introducing HIPAA 04:09
    • 2: Definitions & Acronyms 11:44
    • 3: The Three Major Rules 03:24
    • 4: Why Do We Need HIPAA? 06:32
    • 5: HIPAA Enforcement 10:55
    • 6: The Privacy Rule 05:15
    • 7: The Privacy Rule for BA's 07:00
    • 8: Notice of Privacy Practices 06:30
    • 9: Special Privacy Situations 11:49
    • 10: The 18 Elements of PHI 08:05
    • 11: The Security Rule 08:53
    • 12: Risk Analysis 07:35
    • 13: Three Types of Safeguards 12:16
    • 14: Breach Notification Rule 11:22
    • 15: Notification Requirements 09:20
    • 16: Tips for HIPAA Implementation 06:59
    • 17: HIPAA Certification 07:14
    • 18: Covered Entity, Privacy & Training 06:42
    • 19: CE Security & Breach Notification 07:44
    • 20: Real HIPAA Examples 13:58
    • 21: For More Information 00:54

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Learn the essentials of HIPAA and HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – has been around since 1996 and applies to any organization that deals with protected health information. This course offers an overview of HIPPA compliance requirements including the important elements of HIPAA and the later HITECH Act. Through these lessons, health care workers and their business associates will learn what they need to do to properly protect patient privacy and keep their organization out of legal troubles.

This version, Intro to HIPAA for Covered Entities, is for healthcare providers and other businesses working directly with personally identifiable healthcare information.

Topics covered include:

  • Describing HIPAA’s history
  • Identifying important terms and acronyms associated with HIPAA
  • Discussing three major HIPAA rules
  • Describing key pieces of the Privacy Rule
  • Recognizing the 18 elements of PHI (Protected Health Information)
  • Identifying three types of safeguards
  • Applying tips for HIPAA implementation
  • Describing HIPAA responsibilities specific to covered entities

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Who is this course for?

Individuals, organizations, and agencies who meet the definition of a covered entity and want to learn the important elements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act

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