US Healthcare Privacy-Related Laws and Privacy Compliance Guidance

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


  • Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act of 2009 (HITECH) and the Breach Notification Rule Video — 00:34:46
    • A review of HITECH’s amendments to HIPAA and the Breach Notification Rule’s notification requirements.

  • Introduction to US healthcare privacy-related laws Video — 00:08:25
    • An introduction to several US healthcare privacy-related laws and associated rules.

  • Healthcare privacy compliance program management Video — 00:34:56
    • 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.

  • Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) Video — 00:17:20
    • A review of GINA’s amendments to HIPAA and its health insurance/employment privacy protections.

  • Healthcare Insurance and Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended Video — 00:54:21
    • A review of HIPAA’s purpose, its HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA’s Security Rule.

  • HIPAA/HITECH/GINA Omnibus Final Rule of 2013 Video — 00:31:15
    • A review of the permanent amendments made to HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule by HITECH and GINA.


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.

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