HIPAA training plays a vital role in raising awareness of the basics of HIPAA compliance and the responsibilities of organizations to safeguard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). As more information is stored and shared through digital information systems, it is imperative that organizations that come in contact with PHI take measures to reduce the risk of compromising or misusing medical records and other health information.
HIPAA training is one such measure. Through relevant content and real-world examples, HIPAA training can communicate the importance of keeping patient information private and secure, as well as the negative consequences of HIPAA violations, including costly fines and penalties, a loss of client and patient trust and reputational damage.
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.
Online HIPAA Training for Business Associates and Covered Entities
Traliant’s HIPAA training is available in two versions, HIPAA for Covered Entities (40-min.) and HIPAA for Business Associates (35-min.) HIPAA for Covered Entities is appropriate for organizations such as medical practices, hospitals, dental practices, nursing homes, pharmacies and health plans. HIPAA for Business Associates is designed for individuals who come in contact with protected health information, such as business associates of medical device companies, accountants, lawyers, consultants, data processors and others.
Topics are presented in a familiar news show format, featuring bite-sized episodes, news reports, interactive quizzes and assessments, and viewer mailbag segments that address common questions about HIPAA.
HIPAA training covers these topics and more:
- Why privacy and security are important
- The purpose and background of HIPAA
- HIPAA acronyms
- Requirements of HIPAA Business Associates and Covered Entities
- Rights of Individuals
- Types of information protected under HIPAA
- Privacy Rule, Security Rule and the Breach Notification Rule
- Disclosures and Authorization
- Breaches and Penalties
- Marketing communications (Covered Entities version)
- Notice of Privacy Practices (Covered Entities version)
The Traliant Difference
We believe that HIPAA training should be an engaging learning experience that provides individuals with the relevant information and understanding they need to comply with HIPAA regulations and keep patient information private and secure.
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