HIPAA for Managers: The High Level View

Program Description

This program is designed to provide a detailed managerial review of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The program is specifically directed to administrators, supervisors, and managers who are involved using tools to develop and manage their HIPAA privacy and security programs within their medical practices.  The program explores and defines HIPAA policies and procedures, business associate agreements, security assessment and analysis, training requirements, HIPAA compliance requirements, breach events, and informed consent. After completing this course, managers are encouraged to adopt and exercise strategies which will minimize and/or eliminate HIPAA violations in the practice.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Prioritize the potential risks and vulnerabilities in the practice by improving current policies and procedures.
  • Conduct timely training for office managers that evaluates their competency with HIPAA regulations and requirements.
  • Develop managerial strategies which exercise proper coaching and mentoring of office personnel about the changing environment concerning PHI in the practice.
  • Conduct educational role-play training in the practice to better measure office personnel’s application of informed consent.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your Privacy Officer manager in your practice.


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


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

Course Developers

Julie Hopkins, MA, MBA, Director, Continuing Medical Education, 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 education activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company estimates one and a quarter 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 17010.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 11-07-2017
Expiration Date for This Activity: 11-07-2020


The information and guidelines contained in this 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 SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Visit our Resource document for this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368, extension 1243.