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HIPAA for Nurses

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Language: English

Short Description: This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II. The course is for nurses, a primary care-giver responsible for applying HIPAA rules many times each day. In addition to a general discussion of HIPAA, the course contains case studies in three areas important to nursing professionals: Protected Health Information, Electronic Transactions Security, and Physical Safeguards. The goal of this course is to increase the learner’s awareness and understanding of individual rights and responsibilities under HIPAA so they can improve the safeguarding of health information.

Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.