About the Course
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a federal law enacted in 1996. The HIPAA law has established rules for sharing individual medical and dental information and protecting this information from any unauthorized use. The main goals of HIPAA are to improve efficiency within healthcare as well as to improve the manageability of health and dental insurance. Additionally, HIPAA aims to protect patient privacy and ensure health and dental information is safeguarded from unauthorized use. This course reviews HIPAA compliance and how individual rights are protected under the law. Key elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, and HIPAA Enforcement Rule will be identified, and best practices will be discussed.