What is the Purpose of HIPAA Training?

What is the Purpose of HIPAA Training?

The purpose of HIPAA training is to educate healthcare professionals and employees about the regulations and requirements of the HIPAA, enabling them to understand their roles and responsibilities in protecting patient privacy, ensuring the security of protected...
Online HIPAA Training for Employees

Online HIPAA Training for Employees

In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of companies offering online HIPAA training for employees. While there are many circumstances in which training courses of this nature can be beneficial, it is important for Covered Entities and Business...
Online Tracking Technologies and HIPAA

Online Tracking Technologies and HIPAA

The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has recently issued guidance on online tracking technologies and HIPAA for covered entities and business associates to help them avoid violations of HIPAA and patient privacy. Online tracking technologies consist of a script or code...
HIPAA Privacy Training

HIPAA Privacy Training

HIPAA privacy training is sometimes confused with HIPAA Privacy Rule training which requires Covered Entities to train members of its workforce on policies and procedures “with respect to PHI […] as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to carry...
HIPAA Training for Small Hospitals

HIPAA Training for Small Hospitals

Although small hospitals may have fewer resources than larger organizations, the nature of HIPAA training for small hospitals will generally be the same as that provided by larger organizations – the only potential difference being that small hospitals may have...
HIPAA Training for New Staff

HIPAA Training for New Staff

Most Covered Entities are aware that HIPAA training for new staff is a requirement of the Privacy Rule. However, there can be gaps in a Covered Entity´s understanding of which new staff require training, how much training should be provided to meet the training...
HIPAA Training for Clinics

HIPAA Training for Clinics

Regardless of whether clinics are part of large healthcare systems or independent entities, the nature of HIPAA training for clinics should be the much the same. All members of the workforce should undergo Privacy Rule training and participate in a security and...
How Long Does HIPAA Certification Last?

How Long Does HIPAA Certification Last?

HIPAA compliance training companies often provide trainees with a certificate at the conclusion of a HIPAA training course to demonstrate trainees have completed the course. This is sometimes referred to as HIPAA Certification, but what exactly does HIPAA...
HIPAA Privacy Training

HIPAA Training for Medical Office Staff

Medical offices tend to have more access to PHI than most other healthcare departments and consequently HIPAA training for medical office staff may need to be more comprehensive – and more frequent – than the training typically provided to a Covered Entity´s...
How Long Does HIPAA Training Take?

How Long Does HIPAA Training Take?

For healthcare professionals, including those in clinical and administrative roles, the typical duration of HIPAA training for annual refresher sessions is around 90 minutes. This timeframe allows for a comprehensive review of key concepts, updates to regulations, and...
Who Should Have HIPAA Training?

Who Should Have HIPAA Training?

There are training requirements in both the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules; however, many people are unsure about who should have HIPAA training. In this post, we explain the HIPAA training requirements, and which staff members should be provided with training to...
How Long Does HIPAA Certification Last?

HIPAA Training for IT Professionals

It is easy to understand why Covered Entities and Business Associates might assume HIPAA training for IT professionals only needs to consist of the security and awareness training required by the HIPAA Security Rule. However, there are many circumstances in which the...
HIPAA Training for New Staff

Web-Based HIPAA Training

There has been a significant growth in recent years in companies offering web-based HIPAA training courses. While these courses can provide valuable information about HIPAA and the reasons why policies and procedures exist to safeguard Protected Health Information...
HIPAA Training for New Staff

HIPAA Training for Employees

There are two standards in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that directly relate to HIPAA training for employees – the training standard of the Privacy Rule´s Administrative Requirements (45 CFR § 164.530) and the security awareness and training...
HIPAA Training for Managers

HIPAA Training for Managers

The issue of HIPAA training for managers is complex because, although the Security Rule states management must be included in security awareness training (45 CFR § 164.308), there is no guidance provided on what other areas of HIPAA managers should be trained on....
HIPAA Training for Clinics

HIPAA Training for Small Medical Practices

Solo private practices and small group practices are subject to the same HIPAA regulations as nationwide health care systems, and therefore HIPAA training for small medical practices has to cover the same range of subjects as much larger organizations – with fewer...
HIPAA Training for Clinics

HIPAA EHR Rules

The HIPAA EHR rules stipulate the measures healthcare organizations are required to implement to protect health information maintained on EHRs against impermissible uses and disclosures. Unfortunately, not all healthcare organizations fully comply with the HIPAA EHR...
ADPPA Compliance

ADPPA Compliance

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) has been formally introduced in the House of Representatives and seeks to introduce a comprehensive Federal consumer data privacy law. This is not the first such privacy law to be proposed, but all other attempts to...
Is AWS HIPAA Compliant?

Is AWS HIPAA Compliant?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform with millions of customers, and includes more than 200 products from cloud storage to high-performance computing services, but can AWS be used by healthcare organizations? Is AWS HIPAA compliant? One of AWS’s...
Why is the HITECH Act Important?

Why is the HITECH Act Important?

The answer to the question why is the HITECH Act important can differ depending on whether an organization is a HIPAA Covered Entity or a Business Associate. It is also the case that the HITECH Act is important to patients, as patients now benefit from more efficient...
HIPAA Privacy and Security Training Online

HIPAA Privacy and Security Training Online

HIPAA privacy and security training must be provided to all new employees, when job functions change, or when there has been a material change in policies or procedures, and while training can take many forms, conducting HIPAA privacy and security training online is...
Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

The answer to the question who does HIPAA apply to is most often generalized as health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers along with their Business Associates. Some sources also include contractors who provide services to Business Associates....
Why is HIPAA Important?

Why is HIPAA Important?

The question why is HIPAA important can have multiple answers depending on whether you are a healthcare organization, a healthcare professional, or a patient. The answers to the question why is HIPAA important can also help explain why HIPAA compliance is important....
HIPAA Training for Managers

HIPAA Certification Training

HIPAA certification training for employees of HIPAA-covered entities or vendors that provide products or services to the healthcare industry has several advantages. In this post, we explain the benefits of HIPAA certification, but first it is important to explain what...
Refresher HIPAA Training for Nurses

Refresher HIPAA Training for Nurses

Although most Covered Entities fulfil the basic requirements of HIPAA training for nurses, these may not always be enough to prevent avoidable HIPAA violations, data breaches, and patient complaints. Therefore, it is recommended Covered Entities provide annual...
HIPAA Certification for Students

HIPAA Certification for Students

Courses that provide HIPAA certification for students can be valuable assets for Covered Entities attempting to cultivate a HIPAA-compliant workforce as they resolve issues with the training requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and maintain students´...
HIPAA Guidelines for Nursing Students

HIPAA Guidelines for Nursing Students

Because of the role nursing students play in the provision of healthcare, the HIPAA guidelines for nursing students are straightforward. Nonetheless, there have been cases in which nursing students have unintentionally violated HIPAA regulations due to a lack of...
Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

What Do You Learn During HIPAA Training?

Because every organization has different HIPAA policies and procedures, what you learn during HIPAA training for new members of the workforce will likely vary from organization to organization. However, what you learn during security and awareness training and...
HIPAA Training for Small Hospitals

HIPAA Training for Healthcare Workers

HIPAA training for healthcare workers is a requirement of both the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule. In addition, Covered Entities may need to provide further HIPAA training for healthcare workers if a threat to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of...