HIPAA: Secure Electronic Health Records

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

Everyone has a role to play in the privacy and security of electronic health information.  This CE course helps social workers better understand how to integrate federal health information privacy and security requirements into their practices.

Author:  Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.  2015.

Retrieved from:  https://www.healthit.gov/topic/health-it-resources/guide-privacy-security-electronic-health-information


CE Course Objectives

1.  Name three items that must be included in the Notice of Privacy Practices.

2.  Distinguish what information the social worker can and cannot disclose without an individual’s written authorization.

3.  Explain who is responsible for taking the steps needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information in health care provider’s EHR.

4.  Describe what the first comprehensive security risk analysis should accomplish.


CE Course Objectives

1.  Chapter 1

a.  Why do privacy and security matter?

b.  Increasing patient trust and information integrity through privacy and security

2.  Chapter 2

a.  Your practice and the HIPAA rules

b.  Understanding provider responsibilities under HIPAA

c.  Who must comply with the HIPAA rules?

d.  The HIPAA privacy rule

3.  Chapter 3

a.  Understanding patients' health information rights

b.  Patients' rights and your responsibilities

c.  Designated record set

4.  Chapter 4

a.  Understanding electronic health records, the HIPAA security rule, and cybersecurity

b.  The HIPAA security rule

c.  How to keep your patients' health information secure with an EHR

5.  Chapter 5

a.  Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs meaningful use core objectives that address privacy and security

b.  General overview of Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use

6.  Chapter 6

a.  Sample seven-step approach for implementing a security management process

b.  How to get started on security

c.  Sample seven-step approach for implementing a security management process

7.  Chapter 7

a.  Breach notification, HIPAA enforcement, and other laws and requirements

b.  Civil penalties

c.  Criminal penalties

d.  Reporting breaches

e.  Investigation and enforcement of potential HIPAA rules violations



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Added On: 2017-12-28

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