New HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule –
What you need to know to comply.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and its regulations (the “Privacy Rule” and the “Security Rule”) protect the privacy of an individual’s protected health information (“PHI”).  Following the passage of HIPAA, legislation was enacted requiring modification to these rules.  The Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act was enacted in 2009.  HITECH modified certain rules to further strengthen HIPAA privacy, security, and enforcement and also provided requirements for notification of breaches of unsecured health information.  With the passage of these two Acts came new legal
requirements for any person or organization collecting, maintaining, using or disclosing protected health information.

Course Overview
Presenter: Heidi Schult-Gregory
Mamber, Harris Beach, PLLC.
Presenter: Justin P. Runke
Member, Harris Beach, PLLC.
This course will take an in-depth look at these 2 pieces of legislation and explore their impacts on a patient’s rights to access their PHI.  The course will also explain the limits on use and disclosure, privacy practices, breach notification and civil monetary penalties for violations by organizations handling PHI.  It will also clarify who is legally obligated to conform to the rules and regulations prescribed in these two Acts.
Time to view this course is 32 minutes.

Course Learning Objectives
In this module the learner will:

  • Understand the rules set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and its regulations (the “Privacy Rule” and the “Security Rule”).
  • Understand the rules set forth in the Health Information Technology for Electronic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act.
  • Understand patient rights regarding their PHI.
  • Understand the legal impacts these two pieces of legislation have on individuals and organizations collecting, maintaining, using or disclosing protected health information.
  • Understand the requirements for breach notification.
  • Understand the enforcement regulations, liabilities and penalties for breaches.

Time to complete this course is approximately 91 minutes.

Presenter: Heidi Schult Gregory (more)

Presenter: Justin P. Runke (more)

Developing Organization: Harris Beach,PLLC (more)

Course Fee: $109.00