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Information Governance: HIPAA

by Bobby Rogers

The healthcare industry has suffered numerous catastrophic breaches of patient data. This course will teach you the critical knowledge required to understand healthcare information security and privacy concepts, practices, and regulations.

What you'll learn

Over the past several years, the healthcare industry has suffered numerous catastrophic breaches of personal and health-related data. These breaches have resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of a wide range of sensitive information, from Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to extremely sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI), as well as health-related financial data. Security practitioners in the healthcare industry need the critical knowledge required to secure patient health data, maintain privacy, and ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and related laws. In this course, Information Governance: HIPAA, you’ll learn to protect and maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive personal and healthcare data, as well as comply with all appropriate healthcare security laws and regulations. First, you’ll explore how healthcare categorizes and organizes personal and patient data types, as well as the differences between protecting healthcare data security and ensuring the privacy of the individual. Next, you’ll discover the complex governance framework of laws, regulations, and policies that mandate the security controls implemented to protect healthcare data. Finally, you’ll learn how to assess the compliance and effectiveness of security and privacy controls implemented and planned within the organization to protect data and reduce risk. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of healthcare governance and controls needed to protect sensitive data and ensure privacy.

About the author

Bobby E. Rogers is an information security engineer working as a contractor for Department of Defense agencies, helping to secure, certify, and accredit their information systems. His duties include information system security engineering, risk management, and certification and accreditation efforts. He retired after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a network security engineer and instructor, and has secured networks all over the world. Bobby has a master’s degree in information assura... more

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