About This Course
This course educates students on the perspectives and challenges health care professionals must be aware of and incorporate when developing and implementing a security and privacy program in a health care environment. Students will learn what privacy and security mean from societal, health care operations, and regulatory perspectives. A final project will ask students to design a security and privacy program that includes and considers customer/patient concerns and experience, health care provider experience and workflows, supporting operational workflows, and regulatory compliance requirements. Students will use resources available in the public domain to identify and synthesize comprehensive yet practical security and privacy program components that could be implemented in a health care organization.
Sample textbook: Koontz, Linda D. Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment, 2nd Edition. Milton: Taylor and Francis, 2017. ISBN 9781138196124.
Sample course topics: Managing privacy and security in health care, value of health care, regulations, HIPAA, privacy rule concepts, policies, procedures, and documentation.