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HIPAA Privacy & Security

Online Training Certification Course

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This HIPAA online training course teaches healthcare professionals what PHI needs protecting as well as the modern standards of protection endorsed by the industry. HIPAA employee training protects patient confidentiality while also protecting healthcare facilities from regulatory exposure for noncompliance.

The Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is designed to protect patients' private information. HIPAA requirements are complex, strict, and well-enforced. Healthcare professionals need HIPAA privacy and security training to understand how to safeguard protected health information (PHI).

This course is for:
Employees in the healthcare industry who manage PHI must receive a HIPAA training certification. For example, physicians and medical transcriptionists must protect diagnoses. Billing personnel must protect contact and payment information. These are just some of the many healthcare professions that require HIPAA certification.

Case Study: In spring of 2015, Cornell Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy in Denver, was fined $125,000 for HIPAA violations related to improper disposal of PHI. The OCR found that this small health care provider, whose primary customers are hospice care organizations, had failed to establish policies and procedures for PHI disposal. Cornell Pharmacy had improperly disposed the medical records of 1,610 patients by placing them in an open trash container accessible to the public. Furthermore, no training had been provided to the Cornell Pharmacy workforce. In addition to the hefty fine, the pharmacy was required to adopt an action plan, implement HIPAA standards, and provide training to its workforce within 30 days.

Key Takeaways: Having a plan in place is not optional. The plan must outline the policies for HIPAA compliance, and provide guidelines for everyone associated with the covered entity who handles materials with PHI. Even more important, the covered entity must train its workforce to ensure that the plan is executed without fail.

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Governing Regulations

HIPAA OSHA training is required under the Privacy and Security Rules, including 45 CFR 164.530. Workers must receive training with a reasonable period after an organization's compliance date. HIPAA privacy training covers topics that are required, while HIPAA security training covers topics deemed "addressable" according to an organization's discretion.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to HIPAA Security Training
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Key Terms
  • What Are Covered Entities?
  • Why Employers Should Be Informed about the Proper Disposal of PHI
  • Why Employees Should Be Informed about the Proper Disposal of PHI
  • Why Business Associates Should Be Informed about the Proper Disposal of PHI
    Applicable Regulations for Disposal of PHI
  • The HITECH Act
  • Categories of Covered Entities
  • Risky Assumptions Based on a Misleading Definition
  • What the HIPAA Rules Do Not Specify
  • Training Requirements
    Identification of PHI
  • What Are the Personal Identifiers?
  • What Qualifies as PHI?
  • PHI Formats-Paper and Tangible Objects
  • PHI Formats-Electronic Media and Spoken PHI
    Guidelines for Proper Disposal of PHI
  • Storage and Disposal of Paper and Tangible Objects with PHI
  • Disposal Techniques for Electronic Media with PHI
  • General Best Practices for Disposal of Materials with PHI and ePHI
  • Considerations When Hiring an Information Destruction Specialist
    Potential Consequences of Improper Disposal of PHI
  • Civil Penalties
  • Criminal Penalties
    Develop a Plan to Ensure HIPAA Compliance
  • Evaluate and Compare Your Circumstances
  • Develop a Plan for Proper Disposal of PHI
  • Implement the Plan and Ensure Its Execution
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

HIPAA requires retraining whenever there is a material change in affected policies or procedures. Annual employee retraining is suggested to accommodate this requirement. An online certification makes it easier to provide approved HIPAA compliance and safety training.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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HIPAA Privacy & Security

I think it’s an important training for everyone one who wishes to work in health care industry. I personally learned a lot.

Jacquelline B Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

I learned a lot about this online training course. I like the fact that this course is at your own pace and truly helped me get a full grasp.

Tanjy D Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

I really enjoyed the training.

Nevaeh R Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

It wasn't hard and it wasn't easy but once i was able to go back and retake the exam it was more understanding.

Leslie O Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

i learned a lot of new information.

Jose T Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

I had a very good experience using this training course System.

Eva R Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

The information was vert clear and easy to understand.

Giovani S Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

The training was sweet and to the point. Covered the basics for my current working knowledge of all things HIPAA related. Thank you.

Kelly K Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

Easy to use and understand.

Mycala K Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

The course is great and I got a lot of information from it.

Joy M Verified
HIPAA Privacy & Security

Great information.



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