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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

Confidentiality is the foundation for trust in the patient-caregiver relationship. Efforts to maintain and protect confidential information once focused solely on paper medical records. But as communication technology has made it possible to easily store and transmit enormous amounts of medical information through computerized databases, fax machines, and the internet, there is an increased danger that confidential information may be revealed to inappropriate individuals.

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test.

    This program describes how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has changed the way healthcare providers communicate and monitor confidentiality. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • HIPAA today
  • Administrative Simplification
  • Privacy Standards
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of how to maintain patient privacy in the era of electronic record keeping.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Describe the administrative simplification guidelines and codes.
  • Explain the required privacy standards and ways to keep patient information private.

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    Confidentiality: HIPAA Today Online course
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