HIPAA comes with multiple rules that involve defining what can be counted as protected health information (PHI), how it should be handled and secured, and the penalties that apply in cases of data breaches.
Creating policies in accordance with these rules is one step, and ensuring that all members of your workforce follow these policies is another. This can be accomplished through regular and well-crafted HIPAA training.
Compliance With HIPAA Rules
As defined by HIPAA, all covered entities, such as healthcare providers and nursing homes, are mandated to implement and undergo training. Even those in the orthodontics and dental fields are required to take dentistry HIPAA training.
HIPAA training mainly deals with two rules, the first being the Privacy Rule. It sets forth federally mandated standards on the use and disclosure of protected health information, as well as the patient’s rights to control its usage.
The HIPAA Security Rule is also involved here, as it provides standards on how healthcare companies must safeguard patients’ electronic and non-electronic PHI. Under this rule, all covered entities and their associates must take medical HIPAA training to ensure the security of protected health information.
Physician’s Resource offers a FREE initial consultation. Give us a call today at 1-800-615-1729 to speak with one of our compliance specialists.
Lowered Risk of Data Breaches
While PHI mostly stays inside IT systems, it’s human resources that manage and control them at the end of the day. Clearly, employees are key to lowering the risk of data breaches in your business.
In addition to being a step closer to HIPAA compliance, training your personnel also lets them understand the repercussions of data breaches if the rules implemented are not followed rigorously—both for the patients concerned and the company.
It’s not all about the money; data breaches also impact the trust of clients who choose to believe that you and your associates can keep their personal information safe.
HIPAA training is a preventive measure. In the event of an HIPAA breach, auditors and investigators will ask for training records to determine whether you were negligent. Should you be unable to provide these documents, you might face penalties.
What We Provide
As an Oregon HIPAA training provider, we know that one of the most important parts of this process is fostering a strong company-wide awareness of HIPAA. That’s why we take complex regulations and transform them into straightforward educational programs that everyone can comprehend.
We ensure that every company we work has access to the necessary programs for promoting effective ongoing education among all its employees. These can take the form of custom educational materials, HIPAA compliance training, and informational sessions where employees can learn more about HIPAA requirements and engage directly with our HIPAA experts.
We even offer standalone HIPAA classes and training seminars to help keep companies up-to-date without the need for a full consultation. HIPAA compliance training is one of the best ways to ensure that employees consistently grasp the current regulations, forms, and certification requirements in the healthcare industry.
Let Our Experts Help You
With HIPAA training involving two different sets of rules, industry standards can inadvertently create gaps and vulnerabilities in HIPAA compliance. Furthermore, these requirements become more stringent and evolve over time.
To ensure that we provide you with comprehensive training, our dedicated HIPAA consulting experts at Physician’s Resource stay up-to-date with the ever-changing HIPAA landscape. If you must also meet CPR training requirements and address other aspects of OSHA compliance, we have you covered.
Call us today at 1-800-615-1729 to discuss a training plan tailored to your business’s needs.
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