HIPAA and Confidentiality: Practice May Change, But Principles Endure - CHES513

HIPAA and Confidentiality: Practice May Change, But Principles Endure

by Julie Smith Jonson, JD, BSN, RN
CHES513
(4.5 / 143 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was implemented in 1996 and has been revised since then. HIPAA can refer to guidelines that protect your ability to maintain your health insurance as you move from job to job or place to place (“portability”). HIPAA can also refer to efforts to simplify the administration of health insurance. These efforts include the creation of national standards for diagnostic terms, insurance forms, and provider identification. Perhaps the most common use of the term for healthcare professionals, however, involves protecting the confidentiality and privacy of healthcare information. In this course, you will learn about parts of HIPAA, especially as they concern nursing and other health professionals and the protection of healthcare information. Because you play a key role in the production of healthcare information, you play a key role in its protection.

Objectives:

The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), especially as it relates to protected health information. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the intent of HIPAA.
  • Implement professional practices that protect patients’ privacy.
  • Incorporate practices that protect security of electronic protected health information.
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, nursing assistants, certified medical assistants, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, physicians, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 8/11/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/1/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sharon W - Louisville, KY  ·  Mar 31, 2020
very informative and educational for all office staff, medical workers.
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Christi T - Stockton, CA  ·  Mar 25, 2020
I enjoyed the module
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Kylee C - , SC  ·  Mar 03, 2020
This course was satisfactory.
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Mary P - , SC  ·  Jan 10, 2020
Very straightforward and easy to understand
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Susan S - , SC  ·  Jan 07, 2020
Thorough summary of HIPPA.
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