TTUHSC Office of Institutional Compliance

HIPAA External Resources

HIPAA Education Modules:
The federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released three modules for physicians on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, available at

1. Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers  

2. HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance  

3. Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule   

The Medscape modules offer free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians.  For more information, please visit

HHS/OCR Omnibus Rule Summer Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Workgroup for Electronic Date Interchange (WEDI) have launched a series of co-sponsored webinars on various aspects of the Omnibus HIPAA Rulemaking.  These virtual sessions are scheduled for June 14th, June 28th, July 17th and July 26th from 12:00 - 01:30 PM CST on the following topics:

HITECH Omnibus Overview of the Rule - June 14

Recorded Webinar
WEDI-OCR Slide Presentation Handout
OCR Corrective Action Plan

Drill Down on the New HITECH Privacy Rule - June 28

Recorded Webinar
WEDI-OCR Slide Presentation Handout
HIPAA HITECH OCR/WEDI Summer Series - Reference Sheet
Managing Mobile Devices

Breach and Enforcement under the HITECH Omnibus Rule - July 17

Recorded Webinar
WEDI-OCR Slide Presentation Handout
The Complexity of HIPAA Enforcement Supplemental Handout

Business Associates and the HITECH Omnibus Rule - July 26

Recorded Webinar
WEDI-OCR Slide Presentation Handout
HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Impact Assessment Tool
Business Associate Decision Tree

Registration is free of charge and available on the WEDI website.

To download the webinar recording you must first check the box next to the title and go through the process of "purchasing" ($0.00) the webinar.  Please read carefully and follow all instructions for downloading.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

HIPAA - General Information
HIPAA Law & Related Information

Privacy & Security Standards

Compliance Deadlines for HIPAA & ACA

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Summary of HIPAA Privacy Rule
Guidance on Significant Aspects of the Privacy Rule

Summary of HIPAA Security Rule
Security Rule Guidance Material

Health Information Privacy

HITECH Breach Notification Interim Final Rule

Federal Register-45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164 Health Insurance Reform: Security Standards; Final Rule

American Medical Association (AMA)

HIPAA Privacy & Security Toolkit: Helping your pratice meet new compliance requirements

HIPAA Security Rule: Frequently asked questions regarding encryption of personal health information


Texas Department of State Health Services

What is HIPAA?
Information for Providers
HIPAA Glossary
Additional HIPAA Links


Copier Security

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