Digital Ethics (TN-DE101)


This free course will guide its participants through some basic information about utilizing technology as a part of mental and behavioral health practices. It will identify and discuss some major regulatory frameworks, such as HIPAA and HiTECH, as well as various ethical codes and their impacts on the use of technology. Participants will see this information in action across several common domains, including utilizing electronic health records, automated appointment reminders, digital communications with clients, and effectively managing digital payment methods.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you:
- Identify specific ethical codes that apply to your practice
- Evaluate your digital footprint and assess your current practices
- Explain various options for compliance with your client
- Develop policies and procedures to maintain compliance going forward

Credit: Successful completion of this course, including an examination and satisfaction survey, will result in the user receiving a certificate for 1 continuing education hour. The approval body cited on the certificate is NBCC.

  • Learning Objectives
  • The Privacy Rule Functions
  • What is Protected Health Information?
  • Who Does the Privacy Rule Cover?
  • Covered Entities versus Business Associates
  • Business Associate Agreements
  • Obtaining a BAA
  • Other Important Privacy Rule Components
  • What Is the Security Rule?
  • Differences from the Privacy Rule
  • Requirements of Security Rule
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Implementing Security Rule Requirements
  • The HITECH Act
  • Other Relevant Ethical Codes
  • Digital Content
  • Digital Records
  • Digital Client Communications
  • Accepting Credit Cards and Getting Paid
  • HIPAA and Financial Transactions
  • The Role of Additional Services
  • Course Summary
  • Digital Ethics Test
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever