This tutorial provides a structured "tour" of the glossary entries for HIPAA. Privacy officers must know a little about everything in HIPAA, as well as about privacy and security issues generally. So this tour is, potentially, a long one.
It is not expected that you will remember everything you read (or glance at) in these entries. The point is to gain an overall familiarity with the material and, of equal importance, a sense of where you can find information when specific questions arise.
As you read entries, you can use your browser's "back" button to return to this page, or you can pursue links within each entry that will take you on a different path. There is no one right way to use the materials here.
Who and what is covered by HIPAA
Patients' rights under HIPAA
Covered entities' general responsibilities under HIPAA
Specific rules for use and disclosure of patient information
Routine office practices and privacy/security requirements
Dealing with privacy problems
Timetable for implementation
Other parts of HIPAA
More background information
last modified: 19-Nov-2002 [RC]