HIPAA Do's and Don'ts: Electronic Communication and Social Media Self-Paced

HIPAA Do's and Don'ts: Electronic Communication and Social Media Self-Paced 

The use of electronic communications and social media allows users to instantly share pictures and personal messages with anyone, anywhere. But as the opportunities to share information online have increased, so have the challenges for keeping information private. The goal of this course is to make you more aware of social media’s privacy pitfalls and how to avoid them. In this course, you will learn how to avoid HIPAA violations when using social media and other forms of electronic communication. Unless otherwise stated, the information contained in this course is sourced from the HIPAA Administrative Requirements and HIPAA Privacy and Security laws (Department of Health and Human Services, 2013).


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HSOCM-R1
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain how the use of protected health information in electronic communications or on social media can lead to a HIPAA violation.
Identify steps you can take to avoid violations of HIPAA while using electronic communication or social media.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Social Media and HIPAA A. HIPAA Regulations B. What is Protected Health Information? C. Secure Electronic Communication D. Avoiding HIPAA Violations E. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Linda Weaver, PhD, JD
Linda Weaver, Ph.D., J.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of New Mexico. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. She has over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health, which includes serving as the HIPAA privacy officer for a large behavioral health care organization. Currently, Dr. Weaver consults with large employers regarding the implementation of behavioral health best practices consistent with health care’s complex legal framework. Disclosure: Linda Weaver, PhD, JD 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: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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