This course presents an overview of HIPAA and The HiTech Act regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information; and considers HITECH technologies and technology standards. Learning Objectives: Participants will become familiar with the provisions and structured of HIPAA & HiTech Regulations to include: • The purpose and provisions of HIPAA Title II Administrative specification - Who is Affected by HIPAA? - Who are Covered Entities and Business Associates - HIPAA Penalties for Noncompliance - Personal Health Identifiers - Transactions Standards • HIPAA Privacy Rule - Administrative Requirements of Privacy - Individual Patient Rights - Notice of Privacy Practices - Permissible Use and Disclosure of PHI - Disclosure Exceptions - Authorizations - Minimum Necessary Disclosure - Incidental Use and Disclosure • HIPAA Security Rule - Electronic Protected Health information (ePHI) - Administrative safeguards - Physical safeguards - Technical safeguards • HIPAA Omnibus Rule: Regulations and Breach Notification • HITECH Act: compliance, breach notice, and Health/Medical Record Option
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