HIPPA Privacy, Part 1




Length of Program:           Each part is 120 minutes.


Course Description:

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued the final regulations to implement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which addresses the issue of medical record confidentiality and privacy. The privacy regulations will have a significant impact on the way healthcare providers provide medical information.  Part 1 will take a in depth look at HIPAA, and also discuss compliance issues.


Content for the program will include the following:

History of HIPAA

Overview of HIPAA

Impact of HIPAA

Administrative Simplification



Civil and criminal penalties

What information is covered?

Who do the Privacy rules apply?

What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?

What is Individual Identifiable Health Information (IIHI)?

Paper and Electronic Records

Hospital patient directory


Family inquiries


Organized health care arrangement

Complaints of violations

Training of staff

Privacy Officer

Health care operation


Fund raising

Patient Deaths

Missing Persons

911 Calls


Donation of Organs



Target Audience: 

The new federal standard will affect virtually every healthcare provider including CEO’s, COO’s, compliance officers, risk managers, chief nursing executives, nurse managers, consumer advocates, information security officers, legal counsel, physicians, health information management personnel, privacy officer, ethicists, information technology personnel, and others with medical record responsibilities.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what medical records are covered by HIPAA.

  2. Explain the penalties for failure to comply.


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