Introduction to HIPAA for Community Health Workers (CHWs)
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By the nature of their role, community health workers manage sensitive information about clients and communities. Community health worker practice relies on laws and protocols to guide their decisions about how to handle client information. One of the most important laws established to protect the privacy and confidentiality of health information is commonly referred to as HIPAA, also known as Health Insurance Portability Act.
Note: If working in a HIPAA covered organization this training is only an introduction and you may still be required to attend HIPAA training through your employer. Not all organizations are HIPAA covered entities.
What You'll Learn
After completing this course, you will be able to...
- Define HIPAA
- List key components of protected health information
- Identify at least three circumstances where CHWs apply HIPAA during their workday
- Recognize one circumstance when you have an obligation to report HIPAA covered information