HIPAA Overview for Healthcare Workers
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The practice of providing healthcare is much more complicated than simply taking care of patients. The healthcare industry must comply with numerous rules and regulations. One of the most recent sets of regulations relates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountibility Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
This educational video is an excellent way to meet the mandatory annual training requirements of HIPAA. It outlines patients’ rights and responsibilities, as well as the facility’s responsibility for protecting patient’s healthcare information. The program emphasizes the need for each individual healthcare worker to know the HIPAA policies and procedures and apply them to their specific work area.
- HIPAA compliance officer designation
- Written privacy policies and procedures
- Procedures related to the use of technology
- fax machines
- answering machines
- Common daily practices that may inadvertently breech confidentiality policies