HIPAA/HITECH Privacy for Covered Entities

Course Description

The final Omnibus rule greatly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides individuals new rights to their health information, and significantly strengthens the government’s ability to enforce the law. Training employees to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) is a requirement of all “covered entities” based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended by the HITECH Act. This privacy course is specifically tailored to help healthcare employees understand what information is private, why it is private and what they can do to protect it.

60 Minutes