HIPAA and Confidentiality: Practice May Change, But Principles Endure - RT513

HIPAA and Confidentiality: Practice May Change, But Principles Endure

by Margaret Ecker, RN, MS, PNP and Catherine E. Jordan, MSA, RN, LNCC
RT513
(4.5 / 423 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Price: $12.00
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Summary:

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.

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, physicians, dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals, radiologic technologists, social workers, EMTs and paramedics and respiratory therapists.
 
Respiratory therapists: 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/CE. 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.
 
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. This CE course is approved from 1/17/2012 to 1/17/2014 and 2/17/2014 to 2/17/2016.
 
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/17/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/17/2016

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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carol m - toms river, NJ  ·  Feb 07, 2016
this course met my needs
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MICHAEL G - Athens, GA  ·  Jan 26, 2016
This course is an excellent reminder about the importance of patient privacy
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Vince V - Lisbon, ND  ·  Jan 26, 2016
I would say that the information given in this course was informative and delivered in a concise manner. It is easy to understand, therefore not difficult to put into practice.
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Elizabeth R - Chesterfield, MI  ·  Jan 14, 2016
Good course - went over good information that is needed working in the medical field
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Donald W - Largo, FL  ·  Dec 30, 2015
good course but take HIPAA classes at the hospital.
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ONLINE
Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00