HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance
Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
3,021 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

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.

About The Instructor

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in healthcare administration and education for more than 30 years, starting as a file clerk in the Army/Air Force American Hospital in Nuremberg, Germany on a work-study program. She began her career on the clinical side of healthcare as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), but she soon gravitated toward the administrative medical management side—specializing in medical billing and coding, health information management, and HIPAA.  She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree and will soon be certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).  She is an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is writing a textbook on the topic. She has taught a variety of healthcare administration courses and owns her own education services company.

Review

I was brand new to this information and I was able to learn lots. It lead me to take a course at the local community college and pursue a certificate in HIT.

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