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HIPAA Compliance

Are you a health care professional or considering a career in the health care industry, or do you provide services to a health care organization? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is mandatory that you understand the compliance requirements of HIPAA, and subsequent rules and laws that affect HIPAA. These laws require all health care professionals to take careful steps to protect protected health information. In this course you will examine the compliance process. You will focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA. This course will give real world examples to explain the Privacy rule. You will examine what is meant by covered entities, business associates, and many other relationships within the health care industry impacted by HIPAA. You will understand how computers fit into the Security Rule and examine many types of safeguards, which are crucial components of the Security Rule. You will also learn about the Office for Civil Rights, HIPAA’s watchdog organization. 

By the time you finish this course, you will be confident and capable of implementing HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification rules, and the laws impacting it, in your own organization. If you are just starting your career in the health care field, you will have a priceless addition to your resume. 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting April 17 | May 15

HIPAA Compliance


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Course Code: hip

What You Will Learn
  • Learn about the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA
  • Learn about transactions, code sets, and identifiers, which are all key elements in the HIPAA-mandated electronic health care transmissions
  • Discover the Privacy Rule, which governs patient rights and disclosure of protected health information
  • Learn how computers fit into the Security Rule
  • Learn about administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, technical safeguards, and policy and procedure creation
  • Learn about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Understand and comply with the requirements of HIPAA
  • Know how to best protect patient confidentiality
  • Gain a priceless addition to your healthcare resume


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Week 1

In the first lesson, you will examine the foundation of HIPAA so that you can better understand the motivation behind the law. You will focus specifically on the Administrative Simplification portion of HIPAA. You will also take a look at the penalties involved for anyone who ignores HIPAA’s requirements. Then you will learn which groups must comply with HIPAA’s rules and standards as they gather and transmit health-related information. You will learn the difference between a covered entity, a business associate, and a trading partner.

Week 2

In this lesson, you will identify the 12 types of electronic transactions that HIPAA covers. You will also examine code sets and identifiers used in these transactions. Then you will explore the administrative requirements of the Privacy Rule. You will find out about civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance and wrongful disclosure of protected health information.

Week 3

In this lesson, you will learn about the requirements for using and disclosing protected health information. HIPAA has two types of disclosures: required and permitted. At the end of this lesson, you will understand the difference between the two. Then you will examine the seven fundamental privacy rights that patients have under HIPAA. You will discover what procedures HIPAA requires to ensure that patients can access their own medical information and control how others disclose that information. 

Week 4

This lesson will focus on information security as covered under the Security Rule. You will become familiar with security terms and their meanings. You will also discover various threats that can exist when you electronically handle and transmit protected health information. Then you will examine the philosophy and principles behind the Security Rule. You will go over the standards for implementation, and learn which ones are required and which are simply addressable. You will also examine the frequency and costs of some real-life security breaches

Week 5

In this lesson, you will understand what administrative safeguards are and how they could affect you at your job. Then you will learn about the physical and technical safeguards of the Security Rule. You will continue to look at the need for good security practices.

Week 6

This final lesson, will explore the rules and laws about compliance and business associates. You will learn about the basics of a business associate agreement. Then you will begin creating your own policies and procedures to implement HIPAA. You will be given a description of the most common frameworks so that you can choose the one that best suits your organization. You will also look at some healthcare trends to understand what the future holds for HIPAA. 

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Instructors & Support

Carline Dalgleish

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, a master’s degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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