HIPAA Compliance Courseware added to EdApp’s editable Content Library

With new lessons added regularly, we are excited to announce another addition to EdApp’s groundbreaking editable Content Library: HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training. Provided by our learning partners at Improvement Sciences, all HIPAA lessons can now be found in our editable Content Library.

What is HIPAA?

Originally signed in 1996, HIPAA was created to modernize the flow of healthcare information, and to combat waste, fraud, and abuse.  The Act also intended to improve the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the United States. Additionally, the act defined a set of standards for securing and protecting the personal medical records of patients.  Since its origin, the core HIPAA law has been modified and strengthened to improve its effectiveness. The Act includes significant penalties for violations, called “breaches.” The largest reported breach to date affected 79 million patient records and resulted in a 16 million dollar fine.

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