If you're deeply familiar with key definitions and responsibilities under HIPAA, you don't need to hear the same things again. This course focuses on what's happening now with HIPAA compliance: Risks of new technologies, key current action items from a 2020 audit report (that most covered entities failed), and enforcement stories with lessons for all of us.
For clinicians and staff already familiar with the basic requirements of HIPAA, this advanced training focuses on identifying and fixing blind spots, assessing risks associated with new technologies, and compliance areas where many covered entities struggle. Specific attention is given to recent stories of HIPAA enforcement, and the lessons we all can take from those stories.
1.5 Hours CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
Identify at least two “blind spots” for HIPAA compliance in their own practices
Apply at least two lessons from an HHS Audit Report to improve privacy practices
List at least three key tasks related to the adoption of a new technology in practice
Describe at least three significant areas of recent HIPAA enforcement
a. This course is advanced
2. Adopting new technologies
a. Risk analysis
3. Identifying blind spots
d. Fixing blind spots
4. December 2020 HHS HIPAA Audit Report
b. Key takeaways
5. Enforcement stories
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive). Total running time 95 minutes
Law and Ethics
Advanced. This course presumes significant foundational knowledge of HIPAA and should not be used as an introductory training for those unfamiliar with HIPAA requirements.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz. Learners are expected to complete the quiz within a reasonable number of attempts, and may be blocked from completing the course and receiving their certificate if unable to do so.
Completion Quiz and Course Evaluation:
After watching course videos, the course completion quiz will be available to complete, followed by the course evaluation.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, masters or doctoral level clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others involved in the protection of client data in health and wellness settings.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: February 19, 2021
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education (1.5 CE credits) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice, #1749, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Simple Practice maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/06/2020 – 07/06/2021. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education credit in the Ethics topic area.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
SimplePractice is approved as a Rule/Statute Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Note that we do not automatically report CE completion to CE Broker at this time, so certificates of completion must be manually uploaded. Click here for more information.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0582.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0030.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0091.
SimplePractice LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0206.
SimplePractice is approved to provide continuing education activities for Social Workers in the state of Texas. Social Work CE Provider Number 7678.
This course is not part of our NAADAC-approved continuing education program.