Common HIPAA Privacy Violations in the Workplace

Common HIPAA Privacy Violations in the Workplace

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Everyone makes mistakes in life, right? And if those mistakes or errors of judgment are serious it can cause a lot of tension and ill feeling between you and the people around you. At best, you could end up with a lot of apologizing to do, at worst, you’ll lose the trust of those closest to you. But usually, no laws are broken. In the workplace, though, things are different.

In healthcare organizations, making mistakes like these could be a serious violation of HIPAA privacy laws. And that can lead to a range of consequences, from patients losing trust in your organization to harsh legal penalties. So, healthcare workers need to be constantly aware of potential violations of HIPAA privacy laws.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Identify common HIPAA privacy violations, and possible penalties
• Recognize how to report a HIPAA violation
• Describe the most effective ways to prevent HIPAA privacy violations

Why take this course?

Wherever you work in healthcare, you're responsible for upholding HIPAA privacy laws. And violations can be costly, both for employers and employees. So, understanding what’s classed as a violation is crucial. For any healthcare worker, this course can help. It’ll look at the most common privacy violations, what you can do to prevent them, and how to report a violation.

*Disclaimer: This course is for information purposes only, and does not count toward a HIPAA compliance qualification.

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