HIPAA Privacy and Security Essentials
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Expiration Date: March 31, 2022
Credit: 1.0 CME or 1.0 CDE
Joyce Bruce, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM
AVP, MedPro Group
Healthcare providers need to have a basic understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This program on HIPAA Privacy and Security Essentials covers the key provisions of this complex law, and it addresses common vulnerabilities in healthcare practices and organizations that result in HIPAA breaches. Best practices are identified that might mitigate the risk of breaches, and understanding how to respond to incidents and breaches is presented. Fines and penalties for noncompliance are discussed as well as HIPAA considerations for electronic communications. Strategies to reduce the incidence and impact of cyberattacks and ransomware are also included in the program.
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Review key provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules
- Discuss common vulnerabilities in healthcare practices and organizations that result in HIPAA breaches
- Identify best practices that might mitigate the risk of breaches
- Understand how to respond to incidents and breaches
- Discuss HIPAA considerations for electronic communications
- Discuss fines and penalties for HIPAA noncompliance
- Review best practices to reduce the incidence and impact of cyberattacks and ransomware
CE and Premium Credit Details
MedPro Group is pleased to offer insureds an opportunity to earn continuing education hours. There is no cost for this test or the corresponding CE credit. Please make sure you have viewed the activity completely before taking this test. If you pass the test with a score of 70 percent or higher, you will be issued 1.0 CE credit(s) and can print a copy of the CE certificate for your education files.
MedPro Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedPro Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MedPro Group is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Provider ID# (218784)
MedPro Group designates this continuing dental education activity as meeting the criteria for up to 1.0 hour of continuing education credit. Doctors should claim only those hours actually spent in the activity.
Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Osteopathic physicians, nonphysician doctors, and advanced practice healthcare professionals may take the test and submit their certificates to their professional CE accrediting bodies for review and consideration.
This activity offers 1.0 hour of risk education credit with full documented participation. MedPro Group insureds who successfully complete this activity might be eligible to apply earned risk education hours toward a premium credit.
Approval by MedPro Group does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board. Premium credit eligibility and amount are subject to state insurance filings and policy type. Completion of a risk management course does not imply or guarantee renewal.
To learn more about premium credit eligibility, contact MedPro Group's Customer Service Team at 800-463-3776.
Commercial Support and Faculty Disclosure
MedPro Group developed this CE activity without commercial support. CE planners, content developers, editors, committee members, and MedPro Group Patient Safety & Risk Solutions staff report that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
The information and guidance provided here should not be construed as medical or legal advice. Because the facts applicable to your situation may vary, or the regulations applicable in your jurisdiction may differ, please contact your attorney or other professional advisors if you have any questions related to your legal or medical obligations or rights, state or federal laws, contract interpretation, or other legal questions.
About MedPro Group
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