HIPAA: Privacy Standards

Health plan members must be able to trust that shared information will be protected and remain confidential. This course provides an in-depth look at the Privacy Standards included in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Topics in this course include: Permitted Uses and Disclosures, Authorized Uses and Disclosures, Minimum Necessary, Individual Rights, and Breach Disclosures. After completing this course, learners will be able to recognize the rules governing the use and disclosure of a member’s protected health information.

After this course learners will be able to recognize the rules governing the use and disclosure of protected health information (phi). identify when an individual’s permission is required and what type of permission is necessary. recognize the minimum necessary provision and how it affects our use and disclosure of phi. identify individual rights specified in the privacy standards that allow health plan members greater control over their health information.