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NEW Shield-U Course | Confidentiality: HIPAA Regulations

Sarah McIlvaine
Author | Shield HealthCare
05/01/17  2:21 PM PST

This free course has already taken place. Contact your local Shield HealthCare representative about scheduling this course as an in-service in your facility.

Click here to find our current available course in our Healthcare Professionals Community.

* 0.5 CE credit is available for this Certified Nursing Assistant course. Course features video presentation (30 minutes.) 

Protecting patients’ private information is a significant legal and moral responsibility for all healthcare professionals. HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is now over 20 years old and contains a detailed protocol for the protection of patient information. It is important for healthcare workers to understand the reasons for protecting patient privacy, the methods for ensuring the safety of information, and the legal stipulations of HIPAA to be sure that all actions are in compliance with current regulations. The itinerary for this video course is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Privacy Rule
  • Security Rule
  • Enforcement Rule
  • Transaction and Code Sets Rule
  • Final Rule
  • Learning Activity
  • Suggested reading
  • Post Test
  • Provider Information

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the Administrative Simplification guidelines and codes.
  • Define PHI.
  • Provide examples of when patient authorization is needed for the release of PHI.
  • List exemptions to the Privacy Rule.
  • Name and describe the three safeguards of the Security Rule.

Who Should Take this Course

We encourage all caregivers, home health aides, nurses and healthcare professionals who handle private patient information to take this course, including:

  • Acute care hospital staff
  • Medical practice staff
  • Medical assistants
  • Medical social workers
  • Home health agencies
  • Nursing home staff
  • Rehabilitation facility staff
  • Professional caregivers
  • Residential care facility staff
  • Hospice agency staff
  • Assisted living facility staff

How to Take This Course

Click on the button below to create an account at www.medcomrn.com/shieldhealthcare. Once you’re logged in, you will see the course listed in the center of the page. Click on the course link to begin. You can watch the whole video at once by clicking on an icon in the middle of the screen, or take the course chapter by chapter using the left-hand navigation.

Upon completion you have the option to take the course post-test. A score of 80% or higher will qualify you for your certificate of completion which you can print for your records.

Once you’ve created an account, you can use that login to take all other Shield-U courses that will be released this year! A history of completed courses will be kept for your convenience in your account.


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