Online Training Course

Privacy and Security Concerns for the Medical Practice

This course provides a comprehensive review of HIPAA policies, notices of privacy practice, restrictions of the use of PHI for marketing, sales and fundraising, and employee training on privacy obligations.

CEUs

3

Length

180 min

Price

$199


The frequency of HIPAA and HITECH compliance enforcement is increasing. Penalties, which are based on the level of negligence, can reach $1.5 million per violation. This course will review HITECH Breach Notification requirements by clarifying when breaches of unsecured health information must be reported to HHS.

Avoid a breach with training focused on new disclosure obligations, and expanded patient rights for PHI. This session provides a comprehensive review of HIPAA policies, notices of privacy practice, restrictions of the use of PHI for marketing, sales and fundraising, and employee training on current requirements.

Course Highlights:

  • Revise Business Associate agreement forms/templates to comply with the latest rules

  • Review existing agreements and contractor arrangements to determine compliance

  • Revise and modify HIPAA policies and procedures to address response to potential breaches of unsecured PHI

  • Examine changes to individually-requested privacy restrictions

  • Review expanded disclosures and their respective compliance dates

  • Implement proper steps needed for a breach notification

  • Receive an explanation of expanded enforcement and penalties

  • Guidance on proper documentation and record keeping of PHI

  • HIPAA and the electronic health record, including EHR accessibility

  • Overview of administrative and staff policies and responsibilities

Misty Nelson

LPN, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO


Misty has more than 12 years of healthcare experience. Her nursing background combined with her management experience, industry knowledge and natural teaching ability are the perfect fit for the classroom.

She has worked as a Practice Manager for two health centers in North Carolina where her responsibilities included management of clinical and support staff, as well as day to day operations of a FQHC. Misty was responsible for maintaining HIPAA and OSHA compliance and wrote an emergency action plan. She also handled the practice budget and productivity, and had a hand in the scheduling of residents and faculty. With both clinical and practice management knowledge, she has been able to understand and participate in quality assurance programs and nursing care plans.

Misty graduated Magna Cum Laude from ECPI College of Technology Medical Careers Institute in Greenville, SC

The content covered in this course assumes a basic to intermediate understanding of HIPAA and HITECH guidelines for healthcare professionals.

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