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HIPAA and Protected Health Information (PHI)

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is the HIPAA law, how to keep people’s private health information confidential, how HIPAA affects healthcare professionals, what are the three HIPAA rules and its importance, how does HIPAA defines "protected health information", and what does protected health information includes. Click here to watch the 21 minute full length version.

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To get quality healthcare, people should not have to sacrifice the privacy or security of their personal health information. The set of regulations known as "HIPAA" ensures that private patient data remains private, but the laws can seem complex, and the penalties for non-compliance can be costly.

New HIPAA Rules and Compliance training products from ATLANTIC define HIPAA terms, explain the laws and discuss what business entities and employees in healthcare-related fields need to do to comply with them.

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Video Transcript

HIPAA established three rules for safeguarding the privacy and security of patients" medical information. The HIPAA "Privacy Rule" gives patients specific rights regarding their health information. The HIPAA "Security Rule" established standards for safeguarding this information when it is transmitted or stored in electronic form. The HIPAA "Enforcement Rule" set up procedures for investigating potential violations of HIPAA regulations, and established penalties to help enforce compliance. HIPAA was followed by two other acts that related to the privacy and security of health information. In 2013 a final "omnibus rule" officially integrated GINA and HITECH with HIPAA, and created the final health information regulations that are in force today. HIPAA defines "protected health information" (PHI) as any data about a person’s health, their healthcare, or payment for their healthcare.