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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Protecting Patient Privacy in the Healthcare Setting – 1 CE – Live Webinar on May 30, 2023 8PM ET

Activity Overview

Pharmacy staff, regardless of practice setting, must access patient health information on a daily basis in order to perform their jobs. It is critical that they act in accordance with the law when interacting with and sharing patient protected health information, or they could face action from their employer or their law, and their employer could face fines and lose the trust of the public. In order to prevent a breach in privacy, the pharmacy staff must understand privacy laws.

This CE activity will provide in-depth coverage of healthcare privacy law, focusing on HIPAA and HITECH. It will provide a background and history of those laws, review who must comply and what the requirements are, and use case studies and examples to discuss appropriate and inappropriate disclosure of PHI. At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be confident in handling PHI in accordance with federal law and with appropriately reporting breaches of PHI. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will appreciate requirements of businesses that handle PHI.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define PHI and understand the requirements for handling PHI, including business and individual responsibilities for use and disclosure of PHI.
  2. Appreciate the safeguards businesses who handle PHI must take to prevent inappropriate PHI disclosure.
  3. Describe the requirements of the Breach Notification Rule and when, and to who, must be notified of inappropriately disclosed PHI.

Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define PHI and identify the ways that PHI may and may not be disclosed.
  2. Identify actions that increase and decrease the risk of inadvertently disclosing PHI inappropriately.
  3. Describe when a breach in PHI must be reported to the pharmacist or supervisor for compliance with the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-886808.


Faculty Information

Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA, is a pharmacist, a medical writer, and the founder of, a website dedicated to helping community pharmacies with compliance and operations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s of science in biology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Doctor of Pharmacy, and West Texas University with a Masters of Business Administration.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar



1.0 Contact Hour



Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician

Activity Type


Universal Activity Number

Pharmacy Technician:

Airing Schedule

May 30, 2023 (Tue)
8 PM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

November 23, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

November 23, 2024



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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