What is HIPAA compliance?


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Duration 10'

No. of mini-lessons 4

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Course overview

People who work in healthcare spend every day dealing with the health and well-being of the people they’re looking after. But they also have another big responsibility in healthcare: looking after the personal information of the people they treat. 

Because dealing with a lot of people means dealing with a lot of information, the US House of Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) back in 1996. Many organizations need to be legally compliant with this. But what is HIPAA, who needs to be compliant, and how? This course will give your staff  the information they need. 

*Disclaimer: This course is for information purposes only and does not count toward a HIPAA compliance qualification.

What's covered

What HIPAA compliance is

Who must be compliant with HIPAA

How to identify HIPAA compliance violations

Why your teams need this course

Violating HIPAA laws is serious, and can see organizations and individuals getting large fines, or even jail terms. So, it’s vital to understand HIPAA compliance. This course will show anyone who works in healthcare the basics of HIPAA compliance, so they can identify who must be compliant and what they need to do to protect against compliance violations.