HIPAA Privacy and Security Online Learning Library

HIPAA Privacy and Security Online Learning Library

Updated Jun 06, 2019

Library Overview

HCPro’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Online Learning Library™ is fully updated to reflect the new provisions set forth in the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, including:

  • Patient medical record access

  • Uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) that require authorization

  • Fundraising and marketing rules

  • Definition of breach and the Breach Notification Rule terms

  • Fines

HCPro’s HIPAA Privacy and Security Online Learning Library includes a course for each of your training audiences. Content is specific to each audience’s role in protecting patient health information.  

Library Objectives

The HIPAA Privacy and Security Online Learning Library will enable learners to:

  • Describe how the HITECH Act affects covered entities and business associates

  • Summarize how to protect patient privacy

  • Explain patient rights for accessing, amending, and updating their medical information

  • Determine whether disclosures of PHI are acceptable

  • Protect confidential health information by following proper security procedures both in the organization and off-site

  • Create effective passwords to protect electronic information

  • Identify which information is protected by HIPAA

  • Prevent identity theft by identifying red flags as required by the Red Flags Rule

Contributor Bio

Chris Apgar, CISSP, President and CEO

Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO and president of Apgar & Associates, LLC and former HIPAA Compliance officer for Providence Health Plans, is a nationally recognized expert and educational instructor on information security, privacy, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, state privacy law and electronic health information exchange.

Chris served for eight years as a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board of Directors. He is co-chair of the WEDI Regional Affiliates Workgroup and the HIE Workgroup. He is the secretary and member of the Oregon & S.W. Washington Healthcare, Privacy and Security Forum Board of Directors and has been a member for the past thirteen years. On a local level, Chris develops and conducts educational webinars for the Oregon Medical Association (OMA), assisting physicians and other medical professionals with privacy and security and regulatory compliance.

His clients range from small to large health plans, physician groups and hospitals, healthcare clearinghouses, vendors, non-profits, government agencies, and healthcare associations.