Course Overview

The HIPPA Case Illustration course is designed for members of the workforce who are directly responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance within their organizations. This includes HIPAA officers, Corporate Compliance officers, and members of Quality Assurance departments. It is also useful for social workers, therapists, managers, supervisors.  Anyone who uses PHI in the performance of their job will learn new and interesting information about HIPPA beyond the essentials. 

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)
This module has been designed to conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

Topics Covered

  • Section 1 is an overview of HIPAA and the Privacy Rule  
  • Section 2 will cover the Privacy Rule and how certain provisions address PHI in the mental health care system. 
  • Section 3 will provide information on HITECH, why it was created and updated to meet the challenges of electronic transfer of PHI.  It reviews the Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule and common ways PHI is breached. 
  • Section 4 offers insight into current trends, resources and elements of a risk assessment. 

Additional Considerations

  • Do you know what happens after a breach of PHI has been reported? 
  • Are you aware of how the provisions in the Privacy Rule affect day to day interactions with mental health clients and use of their PHI? 
  • As a supervisor, what resources are available on the HHS website that can be used for HIPPA staff training? 
  • Are you using a tool to evaluate risk assessment for your organization related to PHI? 

Course Objectives

  • Identify the goals of HIPAA and HITECH 
  • Describe ways Privacy Rule provisions affect PHI sharing in mental health care 
  • List ways HITECH protects electronic transfer of PHI 
  • Describe how risk assessment helps identify potential threats and vulnerabilities for breaches of PHI 

What People Are Saying

Very informational and I really enjoyed the real-life scenes to give the viewer a better understanding of the techniques being used.

- Camilla W.