HIPAA and Confidentiality - RD513

HIPAA and Confidentiality

Practice May Change, But Principles Endure

by Catherine E. Jordan, MSA, RN, LNCC
(4.6 / 82 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 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 module, 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.


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:

  1. Describe the intent of HIPAA
  2. Implement professional practices that protect patients’ privacy
  3. Incorporate practices that protect security of electronic protected health information

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with performance indicators of 1.4.1, 1.4.3, 1.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/11/2003
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/11/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Mariana M - San Francisco, CA  ·  Aug 26, 2018
It is a great course that helps understand better HIPAA basics
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Katie B - Leigh, NE  ·  May 29, 2018
Very helpful and a good refresher of information regarding HIPAA.
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Stephanie F - Papillion, NE  ·  May 25, 2018
A great review of information
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Colleen K - St Paul, NE  ·  May 01, 2018
Important information and interesting.
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Rhonda A - Humphrey, NE  ·  Apr 24, 2018
This continuing education course was extremely helpful in refreshing and understanding the principles of HIPAA. It is good to have a recap of the very necessary practices required in the healthcare industry. It is a good reminder that patient information needs to be shredded after all information is gathered and documented. The CE was a great refresher about the the reason HIPAA is so needed. It drives administrative simplification, protects patient privacy through Protected Health Insurance and Notice of Privacy Practices. It also maintains and regulates security while a patients' health information is shared with other entities.
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Price: $20.00
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