The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for Healthcare Professionals

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Course Objectives

After successful completion of this course, the healthcare professional will be able to:

  1. Describe what HIPAA is and what portion of the law applies to their role in the healthcare system.
  2. Identify who is obligated to maintain patient confidentiality.
  3. Identify what type of patient communication and information sharing requires compliance under HIPAA.
  4. Describe what PHI is and why it is important.
  5. Understand the most common causes for a HIPPA violation.
  6. Describe the penalties for non‐compliance with HIPAA requirements.

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