A HIPAA Primer for Home Health Managers

A HIPAA Primer for Home Health Managers 

Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) continue to remain a problem. Given today’s technology, how do home health professionals working in community settings manage the HIPAA-related risks involved? Created for home health managers, this short, non-accredited course discusses basic HIPAA information, highlighting common violations related to technology.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Summarize HIPAAs privacy, security, transaction, and mega rules
Explain how the improper use of social media and electronic communication can cause
a HIPAA violation.
Identify the steps required in securing mobile devices.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: HIPAA 101 A. Headlines B. History C. Reporting a Breach D. Manager’s Role E. Review F. Summary Section 3: HIPAA & Technology A. Impact of Social Media B. Case Studies C. R U TMing? D. Protection in Steps E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References

Staff Writer: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning
Ms. O’Connor has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: medical/surgical, public health, and the operating room environment. She also was a clinical and didactic educator for a community college healthcare program. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. O’Connor successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in WV. As a Surgical Services Educator, Ms. O’Connor created and implemented a Surgical Technician program for non-licensed operating room employees in a highly respected community hospital. She also has been a nurse planner, with experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education courses for nursing personnel through the continuing education process. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. O’Connor is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Sarah Zimmerman
Sarah Zimmerman, RN, BSN, MS. AEd, Client Success Manager, Relias Learning has her BS in Nursing from the University of Akron in Ohio and a MS in Adult Education from Kansas State University. Her clinical experience includes intensive care nursing, teaching medical/surgical, critical care and nursing leadership to student nurses along with various management positions. Sarah’s post-acute experience includes the startup of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and over 20 years in the home health industry where she held positions of Clinical Supervisor, Quality Manager, Director of Operations, Administrator, Regional Director, and Area Vice President of Operations. In 2000 she received her Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting and has used this further education many times in her administrative positions. Disclosure: Sarah Zimmerman has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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