HIPAA and Confidentiality - SLPA2041

HIPAA and Confidentiality

Practice May Change, But Principles Endure

by Catherine E. Jordan, MSA, RN, LNCC
(4.5 / 20 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.05 CEU)

Price: $9.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.50


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 goal of this continuing education 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 speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must enter an ASHA Member Number as one of the licenses in your user profile. If you do not yet have an ASHA Member Number, please enter one anyway.  Please use “11111111” in the license number field and any date in the Date Issued and Date Expires fields. You can edit the license information later after you are issued your member number.
Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact ce@oncourselearning.com or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).

Catherine Jordan, MSA, RN, LNCC, is a senior consultant at VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors in Hamden, Conn. Ms. Jordan has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/10/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/20/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2021

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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Mary B - Gilbert, AZ  ·  Apr 26, 2019
educational and learned terms
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MELISSA B - Upper Holland, PA  ·  Apr 16, 2019
Good refresher information
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shane b - Aurora, IL  ·  Dec 31, 2018
Thanks for the opportunity.
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Susan L - wyomissing, PA  ·  Dec 15, 2018
The course was very informative and specific to my job setting. I did learn new information that I will carryover.
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Emma L - Ruidoso, NY  ·  Dec 13, 2018
Continuing one's education on HIPPA is never overkill. This is a great course, both as a refresher and to obtain new information about a concept already known to the learner.
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