HIPAA/Medical Records

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.”

ACHA Resources

Health Information Management Coalition
Provides education, advocacy, and research on HIPAA and health information management

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

Internet Resources by Topic

HIPAA Regulations
Comprehensive Resources
Transaction Standards and Code Sets
HIPAA Privacy Rule
HIPAA Security

Resources from College Health
Sample policies and tools submitted to ACHA by campuses

Health Education and Technology List

Office of Civil Rights: Guidance Materials for Consumers

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)

Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers

HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance

Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Medscape modules offer free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) credits for health care professionals. 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Health Information Technology Website


College Health A-Z
ACHA-National College Health Assessment
ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative
Peer Review Assistance Program