The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a law that dominates the healthcare industry and requires healthcare providers to not only protect the privacy of protected health information, but also to conduct regular HIPAA training for staff and employees.
HIPAA training is required for everyone ranging from individuals to larger healthcare providers, and while it might seem like there’s too much to account for when it comes to ensuring all staff are trained and certified, HIPAA training programs are able to help ensure compliance across the board.
Who HIPAA Affects
Any organization or person who handles protected health information (PHI) is required to comply with HIPAA standards, including:
- Physician offices
- Dental offices
- Nursing homes
- Urgent care centers
- Medical & healthcare personnel
- Medical students
- Health insurance providers
- Business associates
- Employer group health plans
Why Use a HIPAA Compliance Training and Certification Program
Protected health information can be found in nearly every corner of the healthcare industry, meaning that when it comes to ensuring HIPAA compliance everyone from individual medical staff to larger healthcare providers have to keep HIPAA in mind.
While private practices with few employees can hire a training manager, larger organizations like hospitals have hundreds or even thousands of employees. In that case, using outside training services can help save time and make the process of certifying all employees more efficient.
How It Works
HIPAA training services are available for both individuals and organizations. Online or video training courses are typically available, and employees can also be provided materials specific to their work.
Many programs allow individuals to access and complete their HIPAA training on their own schedule, ensuring compliance without interfering with their duties. In addition to self-paced training, there are also opportunities for on-site training courses where HIPAA-compliance specialists are able to teach staff about what’s expected under current HIPAA regulations, noncompliance liabilities, and steps needed for preventing a data breach.
Oftentimes training programs are regularly updated to stay current and relevant, and once training programs are complete staff are presented with HIPAA training certificates of completion.
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