Ongoing training is an important component of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Anyone who, in the course of their professional responsibilities, comes into contact with private health information, must receive training “as necessary and appropriate […] to carry out their functions.”
HIPAA training requirements may be broad, but they are an important component of compliance. In the case of an audit, all doctors, nurses, administrators and other healthcare workers must be able to demonstrate that they have been adequately trained. At the same time, training serves an important practical purpose: employees who understand HIPAA requirements will be better positioned to do their jobs efficiently and effectively.
Specific HIPAA Training Requirements
HIPAA training should cover a number of specific topics, including:
- The scope of the Act, who and what it covers, and what its key provisions are
- When information can be disclosed, and when authorization is required
- Best practices for data security, password management and other matters related to handling electronic health records
And more. There is no set requirement that HIPAA training must include a specific number of credit hours in a given topic. Rather, the training requirement can be tailored to the needs of your organization and your staff.
HIPAA Training at Lorman Education Services
Lorman Education Services has been providing continuing education training to healthcare and other professionals since 1987. We regularly host live webinars and have an extensive catalogue of self-study programs that can help your staff meet its HIPAA training requirements. All content is up-to-date and reflects the latest revisions to HIPAA and related privacy laws, as well as the cultural and technological changes that affect the way they are interpreted.
Our expert faculty is responsible for developing and leading our live HIPAA webinars. We are highly selective in who we work with, typically selecting members of top national legal firms and other recognized experts in the fields of healthcare and privacy law. Recent HIPAA courses we have offered include:
- Business Associate Obligations and Agreements: Aftermath of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule
- HIPAA Ruling Regarding Correspondence Through Text Messages and Emails: Is Your Organization Compliant?
- HIPAA Security Breach Response Plan
These and other training programs can be accessed from our OnDemand archive, which includes previously recorded training programs, as well as other courses that can be streamed or downloaded at your convenience. For information about upcoming live training, follow the links on this page.
Get Started With Lorman Education Services Today
If you’d like help putting together a package of courses to meet your facility’s HIPAA training requirements, contact the Lorman Education Services customer response team by phone or email.
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