HIPAA: An Overview
|Description:||This training provides public health professionals with a summary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).|
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- Describe the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996;
- Discuss the Privacy Rule and its purpose;
- Determine when private information can or cannot be disclosed; and
- Explain how HIPAA and the Privacy Rule affect public health practice and research.
Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
|Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:|
Debbie Duncan, MSW
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 6, Function 2: Identify and develop rules and data elements for sharing|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|2.4. Collect data according to protocol.|
|2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.|
American Medical Association. HIPAA: health insurance portability and accountability act. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/4234.html. Accessed January 19, 2012.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIPAA privacy rule and public health: guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.cdc.gov/privacyrule/Guidance/PRmmwrguidance.pdf. Accessed January 19, 2012.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Summary of the HIPAA privacy rule. Revised May 2003. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html. Accessed January 19, 2012.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Summary of the HIPAA security rule. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/srsummary.html. Accessed January 19, 2012.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/notice.html. Accessed May 14, 2012
HIPAA Survival Guide. HITECH Act Summary. http://www.hipaasurvivalguide.com/hitech-act-summary.php. Accessed May 14, 2012.