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About the Course

This HIPAA Training for Pharmacy Personnel course will provide the necessary training to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the HIPAA HITECH and Omnibus Rule. These laws are designed to protect patient personal health information in both traditional and electronic forms.

Course Features

Our online HIPAA course is a mobile friendly, interactive course, with full audio narration and engaging real-world scenarios for the best user experience and information retention.

Once you create an account, you can login from any computer or mobile device and train anytime, anywhere.

You have 6 months from enrollment to complete the course. Specific completion deadlines may be mandated by your employer. You can log in and out of your training account and your place in the course will be saved.

Course Outline

Our online HIPAA training is 45 minutes long and consists of 6 lessons, a final exam, and a CEU credit claim.


Topics in this Lesson:

  • Welcome
  • Course Objectives

Lesson 1 | What is HIPAA?

Topics in this Lesson:

  • What is HIPAA?
  • Pharmacies and HIPAA
  • Organizations Regulated by HIPAA
  • Sharing PHI with Business Associates
  • What is PHI?
  • Examples of PHI
  • General Rule for Discussing PHI

Lesson 2 | HIPAA Privacy Rule in the Pharmacy

Topics in this Lesson:

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Privacy Rule Goals
  • Privacy Rule Compliance
  • Supporting Patient Rights
  • Notice of Privacy Practices

Lesson 3 | Taking a Closer Look at PHI

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Uses of PHI
  • Sharing PHI with Business Associates
  • Minimum Necessary Standard
  • Minimum Necessary Standard Exceptions
  • De-Identification
  • Authorizations
  • Acceptable Disclosure without Authorization
  • PHI Disposal

Lesson 4 | HIPAA Security in the Pharmacy

Topics in this Lesson:

  • HIPAA Security Rule
  • Protecting Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Security Rule Exceptions
  • Security Rule Objectives
  • Three Levels of Protection
  • Maintaining ePHI Security in Your Workplace
  • Security Rule Compliance
  • Report Your Concerns

Lesson 5 | Security Breaches and Notification

Topics in this Lesson:

  • What is a Security Breach?
  • Identify Theft
  • Emergency Plans
  • Breach Notification Rule
  • Safeguarding PHI

Lesson 6 | Penalties for Noncompliance

Topics in this Lesson:

  • Make Every Effort to Comply
  • Handling Complaints
  • Penalties
  • Resources

Final Exam

15 question Final Exam

Claim Credit

Claim ACPE Continuing Education Credit (Voluntary)

Training Requirements

Anyone who has access to PHI (Personal Health Information)—whether in written or electronic form—must complete HIPAA training. In a pharmacy setting this would include:

  1. Pharmacists
  2. Pharmacy Technicians
  3. Clerks
  4. Drivers
  5. Billing Personnel
  6. Vendors (business associates) who have access to PHI

Federal Law mandates that new hires must be trained within a reasonable time after joining the covered entity's workforce. Federal Law only mandates that current employees should complete this training again when the regulations change. However, many businesses have stricter training standards and have annual or biannual training requirements.

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of our HIPAA Course and final exam, you will be able to immediately print your completion certificate from your My Account page. It will also be e-mailed to you.

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a replacement, you can log back into you account and print additional copies.

Continuing Education Option

At the end of the course, you will be able to select the option to claim your ACPE Continuing Education credit for this course.

CEU Approval Information

Approved by ACPE

Pharmacy Credit: 1.0 Contact Hours (.10 CEUs)

UAN #: 0761-9999-21-025-H03-P
UAN #: 0761-9999-21-025-H03-T