The Security Rule has 42 implementation specifications. Full compliance requires 20, which are required, and 22, which are addressable. The required specifications are mandatory-- they MUST be implemented.
Seminole, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2006
The Security Awareness Company announces its latest in low priced, high content security courses: HIPAA Security Rule Employee Awareness Training, hosted on http://www.trustedlearning.com. Developed by Chris Karr, President of UberGuard, he kept the purpose of the Security Rule in mind when writing the course; to minimize fraud and abuse, assuring the integrity and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and lowering overall health care costs in the United States.
According to Chris Karr, “Although intentional, malicious activity causes a litany of problems. Nothing else causes more privacy and security issues than simple human error.” These errors carry penalties of up to $250,000 in fines and/or up to 10 years of jail time.
The HIPAA Security Rule Employee Awareness Training covers all three of the required categories for compliance: Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards and Technical Safeguards. “Becoming HIPAA compliant is time and resource intensive,” says Chris Karr, “The Security Rule has 42 implementation specifications. Full compliance requires 20, which are required, and 22, which are addressable. The required specifications are mandatory-- they MUST be implemented.”
The web-based HIPAA course has been designed to equip organizations, Covered Entities (CEs) with the skills and knowledge required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule.
CEs are expected to comply with the HIPAA Security Rule on an ongoing basis. With this web-based course (Retail single course price $15.00, course discounts for multiple users), organizations nationwide can begin their compliance efforts easily and effectively as well as saving the organization money and time, and the health industry billions of dollars.
SAC - The Security Awareness Company
Christopher B. Karr, CISSP
UberGuard Information Security Consulting, LLC