What is HIPAA?

HIPPA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

HIPAA is a Federal law enacted to:

  • Protect the privacy of a patient's personal and health information.
  • Provide for the physical and electronic security of personal health information.
  • Simplify billing and other transactions with Standardized Code Sets and Transactions.
  • Specify the rights of patients to approve access/use of their medical information

HIPAA applies to an individual's personal and health information that:

  • Is created, received, used or maintained by INSPIRIS.
  • Is written, spoken or electronic in nature.
  • Includes at least one of the 18 personal identifiers in association with health information.

REMEMBER:  Health Information with Identifiers = PHI or ePHI


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Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: PHI

Lesson 3: Uses and Disclosures

Lesson 4: Protecting PHI and ePHI

You must be logged into your account to participate in this activity.  Begin by clicking Take Course and viewing the course information; then follow the prompts at the bottom of the sreen.

At the end of Lesson 4 you will be required to take a test.  This test will cover all four lessons.  You must score at least 70% to pass.  You will also be required to complete an evaluation upon completing all lessons.