The confidentiality of personal health information is closely safeguarded by HIPAA's Privacy Rule. All employees that regularly work with protected health information must understand the Rule's requirements for properly handling it. This course will explore the basic principles of the Privacy Rule and offer some best practices for protecting information and avoiding violations. The information contained in this course reflects the most recent updates to HIPAA as outlined in the Final Omnibus Rule of 2013.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor & Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.Learning Objectives
- Determine whether a given example is protected health information (PHI) or not
- Determine when it's appropriate to release protected information and what information can be released
- Identify best practices for working with protected health information