The use of technology creates unique vulnerabilities in securing clients' healthcare information. Often graduate programs in behavioral health do not extensively cover HIPAA compliance. Understanding how to become HIPAA compliant not only protects you as a clinician but most importantly helps you protect the privacy of your clients' information. This course covers the rules in HIPAA law and explains the process of becoming HIPAA compliant. The uniqueness of behavioral health services related to confidentiality is also covered in this course, along with how you can implement the guidelines and requirements of HIPAA law.
- Define three risks to confidentiality when using technology, including a breach to protected health information
- Explain the requirements of the privacy rule and the security rule in HIPAA law, as well as the three safeguards
- Explain how to conduct a risk analysis and create a risk management plan that includes business associate agreements.
This course is Module 4 of the THTC Program.
This course was updated on June 11, 2021