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HIPAA Training Vignette

HIPAA Compliance Training


This short HIPAA training vignette (4 minutes) is about appropriate access to protected health information (PHI). The animated course consists of a series of related scenarios, each involving people who are interested in finding out PHI of friends or family members. Many workforce members mistakenly think that if they have access to PHI, then they can look at it even if it isn’t necessary for their job. Others mistakenly think that is okay if they are looking at the PHI of family or friends. This vignette drives home the key lesson that accessing PHI out of curiosity is improper under HIPAA requirements.

The 3 quiz questions test on and reinforce HIPAA privacy lessons in the scenarios. This vignette can spice up a HIPAA training program in a quick and memorable way. It is especially useful as part of a periodic HIPAA training campaign, and it can be used with other HIPAA vignettes throughout the year.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand when employees are permitted to access and disclose PHI under HIPAA
  • Learn why curiosity is not a valid reason to look at PHI

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