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RxCe.com, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • Target Audience: Pharmacist
  • Credits: 1.0
  • Activity Release Date: 11/11/2022
  • Activity Expiration Date: 11/11/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge
  • UAN: 0669-0000-22-060-H03-P
  • Topic: Law
  • CeBroker Number: 20-966846
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Course Summary
HIPAA refers to the federal law that protects sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the consent of the patient. Another purpose of this legislation was to improve the portability and accountability of health insurance coverage for employees between jobs and to reduce fraud and abuse in healthcare. HIPAA rules apply to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and staff. This course discusses HIPAA privacy and security rules, and the penalties for noncompliance. Health technology is advancing rapidly. Pharmacists and pharmacy staff need to keep pace with these changes.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the pharmacy staff’s role in HIPAA compliance
  • Describe HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
  • Explain pharmacy penalties for HIPAA violations
  • Use this information to answer questions about protected health information

I. Introduction

II. Evolution of HIPAA

III. HIPAA Rules for Pharmacies

1. HIPAA Privacy Rule
2. HIPAA Security Rule
3. HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

IV. HITECH

V. Protected Health Information

VI. HIPAA Compliance Benchmarks

Risk Assessment

VII. Possible Penalties

VIII. What’s next

Direct-to-Consumer Services and Research

IX. Summary

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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in the development of this activity: Pamela Sardo, PharmD, B.S., and Susan DePasquale, MSN, PMHNP-BC. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.

Unlabeled Use Disclosures
The information provided in this course is general in nature and it is solely designed to provide participants with continuing education credit(s). This course and materials are not meant to substitute for the independent, professional judgment of any participant regarding that participant’s professional practice, including but not limited to patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Medical and pharmacy practices, rules, and laws vary from state to state, and this course does not cover the laws of each state; therefore, participants must consult the laws of their state as they relate to their professional practice. Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, must consult with their employer, healthcare facility, hospital, or other organization, for guidelines, protocols, and procedures they are to follow. The information provided in this course does not replace those guidelines, protocols, and procedures but is for academic purposes only, and this course’s limited purpose is for the completion of continuing education credits. Participants are advised and acknowledge that information related to medications, their administration, dosing, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, warnings, precautions, or accepted uses are constantly changing, and any person taking this course understands that such person must make an independent review of medication information prior to any patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or health management. Any discussion of off-label use of any medication, device, or procedure is informational only and such uses are not endorsed hereby. Nothing contained in this course represents the opinions, views, judgments, or conclusions of RxCe.com LLC. RxCe.com LLC is not liable or responsible to any person for any inaccuracy, error, or omission with respect to this course, or course material.
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