The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as amended by HITECH sets forth privacy and security standards for covered entities that use or disclose protected health information (PHI). All members of a covered organization who handle confidential health-related information must understand the legal requirements to safeguard PHI under HIPAA/HITECH as well as knowing and abiding by policies and business practices designed to protect the privacy of patient information.
Available Versions of HIPAA Training
Privacy and Security Basics for Employees in the Healthcare Sector
Audience: Healthcare workers in a clinical or patient-care setting
Length: 45 minutes
This training course is designed specifically for healthcare workers who handle protected health-related information (PHI) in a clinical or patient-care setting. It outlines the rules and responsibilities of healthcare workers to maintain confidentiality of PHI under the Privacy and Security Rules of HIPAA’s Title II. It also discusses security measures for protecting PHI, including electronic “ePHI,” in order to prevent privacy breaches.