This course provides employees of covered entitles with an overview of the security obligations that apply to their use of electronic protected health information (e-PHI). It explains the different kinds of safeguards that covered entities are required to put in place and explores best practices for preventing loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of e-PHI.
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
- Recognize the goals of the HIPAA Security Rule
- Match tasks to types of safeguards required by the HIPAA Security Rule
- Handle e-PHI appropriately according to the HIPAA Security Rule
Any employee of a covered entity who handles electronic PHI and is therefore responsible for its confidentiality, integrity, and security