You Are Here: Home > Course List > Healthcare Compliance Courses > HIPAA Privacy & Security Training
BBB Accrediated Business. BBB A+ Rating. Click for Review.Trustpilot 5 Star Rating. Click to read the Trustpilot Reviews

HIPAA Privacy & Security Training


Online Training & Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This course is designed to help you achieve a general awareness of the HIPAA requirements pertaining to the disposal of protected health information (PHI). This course highlights practices that individuals and organizations can apply to ensure that their disposal of PHI complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

Sign Up Now

$39.95 per student   (1-3)

$35.95 per student   (4-7)

$32.95 per student   (8-12)

$30.95 per student   (13-20)

$29.95 per student   (21+)

How Many Students? 

Who Is Taking This Course?

Select if you are purchasing this course to take yourself. It will automatically be assigned to you.

Yourself & Others
Select if you are purchasing more than one of this course for both yourself and others. One will be assigned to you automatically, and you can assign the remainder at any time after you have completed the purchase.

Select if you are purchasing one or more of this course for others. You can assign them at any time after you have completed the purchase.

Need it SCORM compliant? Contact Us

What are the governing regulations?
This course presents an overview of the requirements for the disposal of protected health information (PHI) as set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The course includes practical information about how individuals and organizations can maintain HIPAA compliance.

Who must take this training?
HIPAA requires that anyone working for a covered entity who handles PHI must receive HIPAA training. This training requirement extends to volunteer workers, such as a hospital greeter or an art therapist in a nursing home. Business associates of covered entities are also mandated to train their workforce, including employees and subcontractors. Thus, anyone who is involved with the disposal of PHI, or who supervises others who dispose of PHI, must receive training that covers the PHI disposal policies and procedures of the covered entity.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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 Takeaway: 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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our HIPAA Security Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Training must be provided to each new member within the workforce and when a material change has taken place within the covered entity's workforce. Annual re-training is suggested.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

Click to Learn More Additional related courses I may wish to purchase.
Click to Learn More What students think of this course.

The information was vert clear and easy to understand.
Eva R

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

Easy to use and understand.
Kelly K

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

Great information.
Joy M

For more comments about our courses please see our What People Are Sayingpage.

accessibility icon