2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    Apr 05, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCA542: Cybersecurity and Health Care Law

3 Credit(s)
As health care enterprises progressively adopt electronic health records and other digital health technologies, various privacy and security risks arise. Health care enterprises must ensure compliance with various legislative, regulatory, and standards regimes. This course provides students an in-depth understanding of the various federal and state legislation and regulation that governs health care and cybersecurity, from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rule, to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act. Moreover, standards and rules governing risk management and the effective use and protection of patient data will be covered. This will include an overview of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) frameworks on cybersecurity and risk management, Federal Trade Commission rulings on customer data, and Food and Drug Administration regulations on medical devices, among others. Finally, the course will also cover how various legislation, such as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 impacts health care.