Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
WeComply, Inc., a leader in online ethics and compliance training, has announced a newly updated "HIPAA Privacy and Security" training course for employees. This course explains the requirements for protecting the privacy and security of patients' health information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It reflects the regulatory changes of the Final Omnibus Rule (effective January 2013), which implemented statutory changes under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
The new HIPAA course starts with an explanation of what HIPAA is, who is subject to it, and the concept of Protected Health Information (PHI). It then discusses the Privacy Rule, including the notice of privacy practices, reasonable safeguards and the use of PHI for marketing purposes. The course then covers the Security rule, including administrative, physical and technical safeguards for handling PHI. The course concludes with discussions of security breaches and HIPAA's enforcement scheme, including the increased penalties under the Final Omnibus Rule.
“The work necessary to comply with HIPAA laws and regulations has presented a major challenge to organizations that handle healthcare information,” said Mike Pallatta, WeComply CEO. “And the new HIPAA-HITECH Final Omnibus Rule just made that challenge even greater. This course explains the HIPAA privacy and security rules in simple, understandable terms and will help employees learn to recognize and respond to HIPAA compliance issues appropriately.”
For more information on WeComply’s new HIPAA course, please visit http://www.wecomply.com/ethics-training/122103-hipaa-privacy-and-security-compliance-training-courses-classes.
WeComply is a leading provider of ethics and compliance training for employees in all industries and offers more than 100 courses that are easily customized and available in multiple languages both online and offline. Companies can host courses in their own LMS or use WeComply's patented system, which provides centralized administration, custom reporting and other advanced features. WeComply is the exclusive compliance training partner of Proskauer and the ACC Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.wecomply.com.