Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is enforced by The Office for Civil Rights. HIPAA protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a wealth of information on HIPAA.
- NEW from the Confidentiality Institute The Gold Standard? Comparing Privacy in HIPAA, VAWA, FVPSA & VOCA, a recorded webinar presented by Alicia Aiken. Handouts from that webinar are as follows: Privacy in HIPAA, VAWA, FVPSA & VOCA, webinar notes pages, a handout on the VAWA and FVPSA language from the confidentiality institute, and a VOCA handout.
- The Office for Civil Rights maintains a series of training materials for free download.
- View the SAFEta webinar on Victim Privacy, which contains information on HIPAA and it's applications for programs.
- Handouts from the privacy webinar, which have information on HIPAA can be accessed at this link.
- A privacy related resource: Texting mistakes made by hospitals.