Responsibilities for Managing HIPAA Compliance

On July 14, 2016, the Feds announced that the “HIPAA audit program has kicked into high gear.” It’s up to leadership to follow the rules, create a culture of vigilance, and avoid costly penalties. Recent federal investigations – leading to fines and settlements – show carelessness and neglect as primary enemies.  Social media abuses loom as well. In a 2016 survey co-sponsored by the nonprofit Health Care Compliance Association, participating healthcare providers ranked social media as their #1 compliance concern. Learn how to protect patient information by putting the required safeguards in plan. This course includes real examples of how breaches can and do happen.  For healthcare employees with compliance responsibilities, this is must-have knowledge.  

This online continuing education course can help prevent violations of patient rights, create a culture of vigilance within an organization, save providers the cost of fines and settlements (often in 7 figures), and identify potential HIPAA violations within an organization.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define Protected Health Information (PHI).
  2. Identify the kind of daily carelessness that threatens PHI.
  3. Identify potential threats to PHI in an office setting.
  4. Recognize risks and precautions for PHI in physical places.
  5. List 3 methods of contributing to a culture of vigilance in protecting PHI.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Privacy & Security Regulations and Internet Challenges

Chapter 2:  Big Enemies in Carelessness & Neglect

Chapter 3: Assess Your Risks

Chapter 4:  Put Safeguards in Place

Chapter 5: Protecting Patient Information

Chapter 6: Conclusion

Chapter 7: Resources

Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Diane Evans

Diane Evans is Publisher of MyHIPAAGuide.com, a news and information service that helps HIPAA-covered organizations understand their responsibilities. 

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Course Accreditation

All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
Provider  approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Tracking #20-553468, course provides 2.00 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider  approved by the Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery, CE Broker Tracking #20-553468, course provides 2.00 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider  approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care, CE Broker Tracking #20-553468, course provides 2.00 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256.
Provider approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, CE Broker Tracking #20-553468,  for 2.00 contact hours. CE Provider #: 50-13256

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