HIPAA Privacy & Security

Division of Online Learning

As health information is digitized and stored in electronic records, this transformation poses novel challenges for the protection of our personal health information. This course will focus on the federal law that is designed to protect the privacy and security of health information - the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The course will cover among other topics: the entities and information to which HIPAA applies; when consent is required for use and disclosure of health information; the types of health information requiring heightened protection; use of health information for research and marketing; security measures required to protect digitized health information; individuals’ right to access their health information; business association agreements; and the enforcement and compliance with HIPAA’s requirements.

Master of Science in Jurisprudence Online Degree | Open House - October 25, 2014