Are you a health care professional or considering a career in the health care industry? Do you provide products or services to a health care organization? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then it's mandatory that you understand the requirements of HIPAA, ARRA, AND HITECH compliance. This groundbreaking legislation requires all health care professionals to take careful steps to protect private information. But what exactly does HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH require?
In this course, we'll demystify the compliance process. We'll focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH, starting by defining the lingo of HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH and identifying the important players. Then we'll cover transactions, code sets, and identifiers, which are all key elements in electronic health care transmissions.
We'll use real-world examples to help explain the Privacy Rule, which governs patient rights, disclosure of protected health information (PHI), business associates, and many other relationships within the health care industry. Since computers are an integral part of health care these days, we'll see how they fit into the Security Rule. We'll also examine administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, technical safeguards, and policy and procedure creation—all of which are crucial components of the Security Rule.
By the time you finish this course, you'll be confident and capable of implementing HIPAA, ARRA, and HITECH's requirements in your own organization. If you're just starting your career in the health care field, you'll have a priceless addition to your resume.