Implementing Controls for HIPAA Compliance

This path will help students and professionals understand how to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of PHI and ePHI. You'll get to grips with protecting ePHI from unauthorized use and disclosure, and the importance of helping employees stay compliant with the rules.

7 courses  //   16 videos  //   5 hours of training

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Learn how to implement controls for HIPAA compliance

A covered entity is required to have updated policies and procedures defining how their organization handle the privacy and security of their ePHI. This learning path will help you implement hardware, software and procedural mechanisms to examine access and other activity in information systems that contain or use ePHI. You’ll learn all the information necessary to administer HIPAA compliance training for your organization.

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What you’ll learn.

  • HIPAA security and privacy models and protocols
  • Best practices for implementing HIPAA controls
  • Common network implementing HIPAA controls
  • Understanding the NIST and HIPAA security crosswalk
  • HIPAA privacy rule standards
  • HIPAA security incidents and data breaches
  • Implementing a successful HIPAA compliance plan

Who is this for?

There are no prerequisites for this training. It is recommended for:

  • Those in the health care industry
  • Covered entities (anyone providing treatment, payment and operations in healthcare)
  • Business associates (anyone who has access to patient information)
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about implementing HIPAA security and privacy controls

Meet the author

April Powers

April Powers graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s in computer programming in 2012 and earned her master’s in info assurance and security in 2015. Since then, she has been pursuing a doctorate in info assurance and security. Her school is a certified learner of National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Currently, she works at the Harvard Medical School as their IT Policy and Compliance Administrator and is attending Harvard Extension School to complete her second master’s degree.

With 12+ years of experience in IT, her focus has been in mitigating security structure after a data breach, access management, physical security, auditing, compliance, and developing and performing risk management for large organizations. She brings a background in cryptology, IT governance, cyber awareness, cyber training and cyber liaison between operations and IT. Her background includes privacy and security in business, government agencies and recent healthcare environments.

She evaluates and oversees the adoption of automated information systems to accommodate special and complex agency needs. She analyzes, summarizes and reviews data, reports findings, interprets results and makes recommendations. She works with vendors to develop technical requirements, standards and specifications for use and operation of information systems. She has also presented in multiple security conferences, been published in a local newspaper and speaks multiple languages.

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