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University of Pittsburgh HIPAA Privacy and Security Awareness for Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, Dentists, Staff, and Students working in University of Pittsburgh clinical facilities, all Staff and Faculty working in other HIPAA-covered departments and all Students, Staff and Faculty in the Schools of Health Sciences
INTRODUCTION
University of Pittsburgh HIPAA Privacy and Security Awareness for Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, Dentists, Staff, and Students working in University of Pittsburgh clinical facilities and other HIPAA-covered departments
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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Physicians and non-physician practitioners who provide clinical services, or staff and students who encounter protected health information at University of Pittsburgh facilities. All staff and faculty working in other HIPAA-covered departments at the University of Pittsburgh. All students, staff and faculty in the Schools of Health Sciences

Educational Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Improve their management of the responsibilities of privacy and security as related to protecting patient information
  • Implement safeguards for protecting patient information
  • Closely follow recommended processes and procedures in the event that they suspect a breach may have occurred
  • Access and apply University of Pittsburgh policies pertaining to privacy and security compliance

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Health Information Privacy Retrieved September 11, 2013
  2. What Takes Precedence: HIPAA or State Law? Retrieved September 11, 2013

Authors:

Alan A. Garfinkel, JD - Senior Legal Counsel, University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Barbara Barnes, MD - Vice President, Sponsored Programs, Research Support, and CME. University of Pittsburgh.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Bradly Steines, JD - CRP Compliance Manager UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Office of Ethics and Compliance, Office of Patient and Consumer Privacy
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.


Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.1 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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