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Get to Know About HIPAA

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is important to understand because it protects sensitive patient information and data. Medical employees should receive ongoing HIPAA training to ensure compliance with this important Act and maintain the highest level of security for patients. Find out more about HIPAA and essential training requirements.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

See HIPAA’s Privacy Rule safeguarding the privacy of personal health information and allowing patients to examine and correct their health records.




HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996.  HIPAA does the following:

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA; Pub.L. 104–191, 110 Stat. 1936, enacted August 21, 1996) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It has been known as the Kennedy–Kassebaum Act or Kassebaum–Kennedy Act after two of its leading sponsors.[1][2] Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.[3] Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.[4]

HIPAA Training

Our web-based online HIPAA compliance training course is intended to educate & satisfy the mandatory HIPAA & HITECH training component for an organization's staff.

Your Rights Under HIPAA

Health Information Privacy Brochures For Consumers

Health Information Privacy

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-800-368-1019
TTD Number: 1-800-537-7697