Information Governance: HIPAA

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 13, 2021
Duration
2h 1m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 13, 2021
Duration
2h 1m
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Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Bobby Rogers, and welcome to Pluralsight's Information Governance: HIPAA course. I'm a cybersecurity engineer and I work as a contractor securing information systems and data for both commercial and government organizations specializing in cyber risk management. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is the key regulation that drives healthcare information security and privacy in the United States. Whether you are a new cybersecurity professional or an experienced one that is transitioning into healthcare security, you'll need the fundamental knowledge about HIPAA necessary to make sure you protect data, privacy, and are compliant with healthcare regulations. That's why we produced this course that gives you an introductory look into HIPAA governance. We're going to discuss HIPAA, what it is, and how it affects cybersecurity in a healthcare environment. Some of the major topics that we will cover include understanding healthcare information security and privacy, healthcare information laws, complying with the HIPAA security and privacy rules, and assessing HIPAA compliance. By the end of this course, you'll understand exactly what HIPAA is and how it affects you. Before you begin the course, you should be familiar with cybersecurity compliance and risk management, as well as various governance topics. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about HIPAA with the Information Governance: HIPAA course, from Pluralsight.