Introduction to HIPAA for HH Managers

Introduction to HIPAA for HH Managers 

Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) continue to be a challenge in health care. Given today’s technology, how do home health professionals working in community settings manage HIPAA-related risks? Created for home health managers, this course presents basic HIPAA information and highlights common violations related to technology. The goal of this course is to present managers in home health with guidelines for navigating HIPAA requirements.


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 and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). 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

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-IHHHM
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
Learning Objectives:
Describe the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Summarize the HIPAA privacy, preemption, minimum necessary, security, transaction, and Omnibus rules.
Explain how the improper use of technology can lead to a HIPAA violation.
Identify at least three best practices for compliance with HIPAA in the home health setting.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: HIPAA Rules



HIPAA Privacy Rule

Notice of Privacy Practices

Rights Under HIPAA Privacy Regulations

What Would You Do?


Consider This

The Minimum Necessary Rule

Is This Okay?

HIPAA Security Rule

HIPAA Transaction Rule

Omnibus Rule


Section 3: HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them

HIPAA in the Home

Physical Access

Consumer-Related Conversations

PHI on Paper


Consider This

Information Technology

Compliance Checklist


Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributor




Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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