September 18, 2014
Total HIPAA Compliance announces the release of its updated HIPAA 2.0 for Leader and WorkForce Training and Compliance Documents for Healthcare Providers. HHS has increased the number of audits and as well as the amount of fines and penalties for non-compliance with HIPAA. It is important that healthcare providers implement the updates outlined in the Omnibus 2013 Rule to protect their practice, staff and, most importantly, their patients.
“Many medical practices implemented HIPAA Privacy in 2003 when HIPAA first regulated healthcare, but the law has changed with the Omnibus 2013 requirements and most medical practices are no longer compliant,” said Jan Karn, President, Total HIPAA Compliance. “The biggest gap in compliance for medical practices is implementing Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures, conducting a Risk Assessment, encrypting documents and emails that contain Protected Health Information (PHI], and most importantly, training their staff.” Karn continued.
Total HIPAA Compliance offers a comprehensive portfolio of compliance documents that are required by Health and Human Services (HHS). These Word™ documents are easy to complete and include Policies and Procedures for both Privacy and Security, the Notice of Privacy Practice, Business Associate Agreements, Risk Assessments and all forms necessary to create a program that protects your patients’ health information. This saves you hours of time and thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Both the Leader and WorkForce multimedia training are delivered online. The training is customized to the role staff plays in the practice and covers scenarios a typical staff member will encounter.
Leader training is geared towards:
- Office Managers
- HR Managers
- IT Managers
- Nurses (With Administrative Responsibilities)
The WorkForce Training is geared towards:
- Administrative Assistants
- IT Staff
- HR Staff
- Nurses (Without Administrative Responsibilities)
Most medical staff have access to a wide range of Protected Health Information (PHI) and are best served by Leader training. WorkForce modules train staff who must follow the HIPAA Rules, but do not have to make decisions about implementing the law in a medical practice.
At the end of each chapter, there is a quiz to test the trainee’s understanding of the material just covered. Employees are required to pass all the chapters before they can proceed to the final exam. Total HIPAA records successful completion of the course and results can be accessed by the practice Compliance Officer at anytime.
The training is filled with practical suggestions and is a great way to make sure your staff understands their responsibilities. Training topics included Privacy, Security, Penalties, Breach, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Enforcement. Trainees can stop and start at any time during the training process. WorkForce training takes approximately one hour; Leader training takes approximately two hours to complete.
ABOUT TOTAL HIPAA COMPLIANCE
Total HIPAA Compliance prepares healthcare professionals, health insurance agents, HR professionals, Privacy and Security Officers and subcontractors of business associates to meet federally mandated HIPAA Omnibus 2013 compliance regulations. Training options include both Leader and WorkForce training. With more than 100 years of combined regulatory, educational, professional management and health care experience, our staff prepares and delivers educational products and communications training in a variety of media that best meets the needs of individual learners. See more at: www.TotalHIPAA.com.