The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes. (Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”
Health Information Management Coalition
Provides education, advocacy, and research on HIPAA and health information management
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Resources from College Health
Sample policies and tools submitted to ACHA by campuses
Office of Civil Rights: Modules for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules (available at Medscape.org)
The Medscape modules offer free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) credits for health care professionals.