US Healthcare Privacy-Related Laws and Privacy Compliance Guidance Course

A look at US healthcare-related laws, including HIPAA, HITCH and GINA.

3 hours, 1 minute

Course description

Students will learn about several US healthcare privacy-related laws and rules. They will review HIPAA, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the HIPAA Security Rule. They will review HITECH and the Breach Notification Rule, GINA's privacy protection requirements and more.


Healthcare privacy compliance program management

Video - 00:35:00

US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General and the Healthcare Compliance Association's guidance on effective healthcare privacy compliance program management.
HIPAA/HITECH/GINA Omnibus Final Rule of 2013

Video - 00:31:00

A review of the permanent amendments made to HIPAA's Privacy Rule and Security Rule by HITECH and GINA.
Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

Video - 00:17:00

A review of GINA's amendments to HIPAA and its health insurance/employment privacy protections.
Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act of 2009 (HITECH) and the Breach Notification Rule

Video - 00:35:00

A review of HITECH's amendments to HIPAA and the Breach Notification Rule's notification requirements.
Healthcare Insurance and Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended

Video - 00:54:00

A review of HIPAA's purpose, its HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA's Security Rule.
Introduction to US healthcare privacy-related laws

Video - 00:08:00

An introduction to several US healthcare privacy-related laws and associated rules.

Meet the author

Christopher Stevens

Chris Stevens has spent over thirty-five years as a data protection professional, a homeland security intelligence professional, an information privacy professional, a strategic intelligence manager, and as a Senior National Intelligence Service Senior Executive. Chris possesses all seven of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) certifications. He is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy. Chris is a member of the IAPP Privacy Faculty, and he served for two years as an IAPP Baltimore, MD Knowledge Net Chapter Co-Chairperson. He is an American Health Information Management Association “Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security” professional. He is a Healthcare Compliance Association “Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance” professional.

Chris is an ISACA “Certified Information Security Manager,” “Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls,” and a “Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer” professional. Chris has completed the Loyola University-Chicago School of Law’s “Graduate Certificate in Privacy Law.” Chris is a certified OneTrust Privacy Professional. Chris possesses several baccalaureate and graduate degrees in several disciplines. He is currently completing the Capella University Doctor of Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

He has assisted several private sector and public sector organizations in better managing their privacy and risk management programs. He has developed information privacy courses and learning paths for Cybrary and the Infosec Institute, respectively. He currently teaches IAPP privacy certification examination courses. He also teaches for Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics as a part-time adjunct professor. He currently works for King and Spalding LLP as its Privacy and Cybrary Risk Analyst. He lives in Laurel, MD with his fiancé, her 11-year-old son, and his two rambunctious Scottish terriers: Thor and Maggie. 

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