All facilities that provide patient care or provide referrals for patient care are subject to the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA changes the way health care staff must protect the privacy of a patient’s health information and contains security procedures that must be followed to protect the integrity of a patient’s health information. The following areas will provide you with information on the specifics of HIPAA and how your facility can comply with the requirements of this law.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has promulgated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that mandates that people have opportunities for continued access to health insurance. This applies to people who change jobs or become too old for insurance as a dependent. Rules and regulations under HIPAA also provide rights regarding privacy and confidentiality of medical information and records. This training program explains what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is and wht steps and measures can be used to protect the client’s sensitive information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA) was enacted by Congress in 1996. HIPAA serves three main purposes:
- To protect people from losing their health insurance if they change jobs or have pre-existing
- To reduce the costs and administrative burdens of healthcare by creating standard electronic formats for many administrative transactions that were previously carried out on paper.
- To develop standards and requirements to protect the privacy and security of personal health information.
This program will provide some information on the basic HIPAA rules regarding the use, transmission, security and privacy of healthcare data.
DVD with a CD-Rom Containing: Outline (English & Spanish), Quiz (English & Spanish), Answer Key, Certificate, Training Log, Wallet Card, PowerPoint Presentation (English & Spanish) & Manual
National Safety Compliance has developed this training video and materials to assist employers in complying with these regulations.
|The video is 13 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including:|
|The following are previews of the HIPAA Privacy & Security Awareness Training videos:|