In this video, we will cover the basics of HIPAA:
what HIPAA is, who needs to abide by the regulations, what is PHI, and more.
Below are links to additional readings on what is covered in the video.
Welcome to HIPAA training brought to you by Compliancy Group
We have created a series of videos that will educate employees on everything they need to know about HIPAA
Employee training provides guidance on the permitted uses and disclosure of protected health information, how to protect that information, and what to do if a breach occurs.
The training shouldn’t take too long
But be sure to pay close attention because there will be a quiz at the very end.
So, What is HIPAA?
HIPAA stands for: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act which is a series of national standards that healthcare organizations must have in place in order to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI).
What is Protected Health Information (PHI)?
PHI is any demographic individually identifiable information that can be used to identify a patient.
Some common PHI identifiers are listed on the following slide…
Now, let’s get into — Who needs to be HIPAA compliant?
If you work in healthcare in any capacity, you need to be HIPAA compliant.
There are two types of organizations who need to be HIPAA compliant, Covered Entities and Business Associates.
Covered Entities are involved in the direct creation of PHI and must be compliant with the full extent of HIPAA regulation.
HIPAA regulation defines a covered entity as healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses involved in the transmission of protected health information (PHI).
A business associate is any organization hired by a covered entity (or another business associate) who will encounter PHI over the course of work they’ve been hired to perform.
Some common examples of business associates are MSPs, EHR Providers, Medical Billing services, cloud storage providers, attorneys, and shredding services.
In the following videos we will discuss, the 3 HIPAA rules, cybersecurity best practices and what is required to become HIPAA compliant.
We will get into more detail in the next video — please continue to the next section!