TeachPrivacy AHIMA HIPAA TrainingTeachPrivacy has teamed up with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to produce a series of courses on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Each course is approximately 1 hour long. The courses were written by Professor Daniel Solove, a well-known law professor with 15 years experience teaching privacy and security, and Paul Frisch, a founding board member of the National Patient Safety Foundation.

There is no better starting point for mastering HIPAA than this course series. With the foundational understanding provided by these courses, learners can then parse the HIPAA regulation much more effectively. The courses also can serve as a great way to refresh one’s HIPAA knowledge and fill gaps.

The HIPAA Privacy and Security program includes three courses:

HIPAA Privacy: The Pillars of a Privacy Program
HIPAA Privacy: Rights and Responsibilities
HIPAA Security: Safeguarding PHI

Each course in the series can stand alone, and later courses in the series can be understood without having to take prior courses.

You can preview the courses here. If you want to purchase a license to take one or all of them, you can do so at AHIMA’s website.

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This course provides an introduction to the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s scope and enforcement as well as its internal governance requirements. The course discusses the types of entities covered by HIPAA, the definition of protected health information (PHI), de-identification of PHI, HIPAA enforcement, the pillars of a HIPAA privacy program , and the provisions that must be included in business associate agreements, among other things.

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This course discusses how the HIPAA Privacy Rule regulates the use and disclosure of PHI. The course covers confidentiality of PHI, the minimum necessary rule, disclosure of PHI, accounting for disclosures, authorization, patient rights, notice of privacy practices, access to records under HIPAA and state law, marketing and sale of PHI, fundraising, and psychotherapy notes.

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This course provides an introduction to the HIPAA Security Rule as well as the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s security provisions. The course discusses all of the HIPAA Security Rule’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. All of the standards and implementation specifications are covered, as well as HIPAA’s requirements regarding handling and reporting of data breaches.

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Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, a Senior Policy Advisor to the law firm Hogan Lovells, and the President and CEO of TeachPrivacy, a privacy and security training company He was chosen by the American Law Institute (ALI) to serve as co-reporter on the ALI’s Restatement Third: Information Privacy Principles.

One of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Professor Solove has taught for 15 years, has published 10 books and more than 50 articles. Professor Solove is the author of the textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its fifth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. This 1200-page volume is the most widely-used textbook about information privacy law. He is also the author of three other textbooks. Additionally, he is the author of the treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 2nd edition, 2013) (with Paul Schwartz).

His LinkedIn blog has more than 870,000 followers. Click here for more information about Professor Solove.

Paul Frisch served as the General Counsel to the Oregon Medical Association for almost 25 years. For three years he served as Compliance Services Director at a Portland-based company, where he counseled covered entity and business associate clients nationally on issues related to compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, PCI DSS as well as other consumer protection regulations. Paul has been an adjunct professor of Health Law and Bioethics at the University of Oregon School of Law for 11 years. In addition, he recently joined the adjunct faculty at Willamette University College of Law where he teaches the Health Care law survey and liability courses. He also teaches in the Accelerated Online MBA in Health Care Management program at Marylhurst University.