How to Create and Use HIPAA Security Policies and Procedures

Course Materials


  1. What are HIPAA security policies and procedures and why do I need them?
    • Addressing HIPAA Security standards.
    • The relationship between HIPAA-compliant risk analysis and policies and procedures.
    • HIPAA investigations and policies and procedures.
    • Efficient practices and policies and procedures.
  2. How and when do I create or update my policies and procedures?
    • HIPAA policy and procedure authoring guidance from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS.)
    • High-level best practices around security policies and procedures and how they relate to mental health practices.
  3. What tools are available to help author security policies and procedures?
    • Survey of tools that provide templates and guidance for HIPAA security policies and procedures, with a focus on mental health-oriented tools.
  4. What do I do with my policies and procedures?
    • HIPAA and security training.
    • Requirements for maintaining compliance documents.

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