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Revision 1.0 - 05/06/2020
Accusoft HIPAA Training
For All Employees
This training module addresses the requirements of maintaining privacy and security of
protected health information (PHI) and electronic health information (ePHI) as mandated by
You will learn.
a. What is HIPAA? and Why HIPAA is important
b. HIPAA Definitions and Patients’ Rights
c. HIPAA Privacy Rule and Disclosures of PHI
d. HIPAA Security Rule and Safeguarding ePHI
Potential Violations and Employee Sanctions
Security Best Practices for Software Systems
What is HIPAA why is it needed?
● The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a landmark piece of
legislation to address one particular issue: Insurance coverage for individuals that are between
jobs. Without HIPAA, employees faced a loss of insurance coverage when they were between
● HIPAA also established regulations to prevent healthcare fraud and ensure that all protected
health information (PHI) is appropriately secured to prevent unauthorized access/misuse.
Who must comply with HIPAA?
● As required by Congress in HIPAA, the Privacy Rule covers:
○ Health plans
○ Health care clearinghouses
○ Health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions
electronically. These electronic transactions are those for which standards have been
adopted by the Secretary under HIPAA, such as electronic billing and fund transfers.
● These entities (collectively called "covered entities") are bound by the new privacy standards
even if they contract with others (called "business associates") to perform some of their
Accusoft is a “business associate” of “covered entities” that use our SaaS products
Forms of Protected Health Information
Protected health information “Relates to the past,
present, or future physical or mental health or condition
of an individual; the provision of health care to an
individual; or the pa