HIPAA Fundamentals

Program Description

This On demand program provides an orientation to the basic requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA gives patients many rights with respect to their health information.  This program provides details on the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, such as the type of information that is protected, who must comply with the rules, and how patient information can be used and disclosed. 

Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the purpose of the HIPAA regulations
  • Identify patient rights under the HIPAA Privacy laws
  • Define commonly used HIPAA terms and acronyms 
  • Explain the consequences of a breach
  • Describe steps to take that help maintain privacy and security and avoid a breach 

Disclosure

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Faculty

Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Course Developers

Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Donald Wood, CRNA, ARNP, LHRM, CLNC, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only those credit(s) commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one hour for completion of this course. A passing score of 80 percent or greater is required to successfully complete the activity and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course ID#: TDE 17008.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 04/04/2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 04/04/2020

Disclaimer

The information and guidelines contained in this recorded enduring material activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes only.

Complies with State Requirements

Please click HERE to see the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.  For all activities featuring audio you must have a sound card and speakers. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, you must have JavaScript and session cookies enabled on your computer.  Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

Resources

Click Here to download a PDF with resources related to this program. 

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call (800) 421-2368, extension 1243.