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Continuing Medical Education

Quillen College of Medicine


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Online Training

About the activity:
For those seeking CME Credit: beginning January 5, 2018, learners successfully completing the online training may also claim a one-time Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit for the activity. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and Medical Education Assistance Corporation (MEAC) personnel designated within ETSU academic departments and ETSU/MEAC clinics that access, create, receive, maintain or transmit individually identifiable health information are subject to the rules and requirements of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). 

There is no charge for this training; however, only ETSU and MEAC employees are eligible for CME credit.

Method of participation in the learning process:

Learners must view the two parts and complete the test questions throughout the training. A score of at least 80% correct must be achieved to obtain credit.
To receive CME credit, participants should:

  1. Create a profile in the CME system;
  2. Go to ETSU HIPAA Training.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete the training in Nexus Trainer with a score of 80% or higher;
  4. Print/save a copy of the awarded certificate and forward to the Office of CME to be obtain your CME Credit.

    *To obtain a copy of your CME credit/transcript after HIPAA Certificate submitted; log into your CME profile.

Course outline:
Part one: The Privacy Rule.
Part two: The Security Rule.

Estimated time to complete this activity:
Part one – 30 minutes.
Part two – 30 minutes.

Original release date:
January 5, 2018

Most recent review date:
December 8, 2017

Termination date:
December 7, 2019

System requirements:
A computer connected to a wired Ethernet connection.

Target audience:
ETSU and MEAC staff who need to fulfill the annual HIPAA training requirement. 

Overall objectives:
  1. List the major components of HIPAA Privacy and Security rules.

  2. Describe how individual rights are protected under HIPAA.

  3. Identify the HIPAA penalty and enforcement provisions.

Disclosure information and Potential conflicts of interest:
The following planning committee members have completed a disclosure form indicating that neither they nor their spouse/partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of this activity. 

Eileen Bailey, MS, Activity Director No Conflicts
Marta Gouge, Educational Planner No Conflicts

Commercial support disclosure:
It is the policy of the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University to disclose all commercial supporters of this educational activity from which educational grants were received.  This activity has received NO commercial support.

Educational planner:
 Marta Gouge

Marta Gouge
Educational Planner 
Office of Continuing Medical Education 
Quillen College of Medicine 
East Tennessee State University 
(423) 439-8074 

Accreditation and designation:

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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