Employee HIPAA Training for the Workplace

As digital systems have become the standard for storing confidential health information, HIPAA compliance is crucial for ensuring the privacy and safety of individuals while maintaining your business’ reputation.

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    Raising awareness of HIPAA compliance and the critical role your employees play can help ensure the protection of personal health information (PHI) and prevent its misuse.

    HIPAA training covers these topics and more:

    • HIPAA fundamentals
      • What is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?
      • What is Texas Medical Practice Act (TMPA)?
      • Who are covered entities and business associates?
      • What is protected health information (PHI)?
    • The privacy rule
      • Authorized access
      • Documenting and reporting disclosures of PHI
      • Written authorization
      • Minimum necessary standard
    • The security rule
      • Security risks
      • Safeguards (administrative, physical, technical)
    • The breach notification rule
      • What is a breach?
      • Reporting breaches
      • Prohibition on retaliation related to reporting


    What is HIPAA?

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, is a federal law enacted in 1996 that sets standards for the protection of individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. The US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules and the Patient Safety Act and Rule.

    Safeguarding Patient Privacy and Data Integrity with HIPAA Training

    HIPAA training plays a vital role in raising awareness of the fundamentals of HIPAA compliance and the responsibilities of organizations to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). At a time marked by widespread digitalization of healthcare data, it is imperative that organizations handling PHI take proactive measures to reduce the risk of compromising or misusing medical records and other health information. As more information is stored and transmitted through digital systems, HIPAA training serves as a crucial tool for organizations aiming to bolster their compliance efforts and mitigate risks associated with handling PHI.

    By providing HIPAA training, organizations help employees understand the key principles and mandates outlined in the HIPAA privacy and security rules. This includes emphasizing the importance of safeguarding patient confidentiality and preserving data integrity. When employees are educated on data protection best practices, they can help fortify against data breaches and unauthorized disclosures, enhancing an organization’s overall compliance and security resilience.

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    HIPAA Training

    Traliant’s HIPAA training is a 20-minute course designed for employees of covered entities (such as healthcare providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses) and business associates (third party businesses that provide covered entities with services such as insurers, lawyers, accountants, and IT specialists) with access to protected health information (PHI). The course helps employees understand how to protect PHI under HIPAA’s privacy rule (including limits on the use and disclosure of PHI) and security rule (the use of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards). It also covers the HITECH Act and Texas-specific rules under the Texas Medical Practice Act (TMPA).

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    In a largely digital information landscape, patient privacy must be a priority. By adhering to compliance requirements, organizations can create customer relationships that are built on trust and confidence.