The Network Releases New HIPAA Training Courses to Address Health Information Privacy

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Leading GRC Firm adds two courses, one learning block, to help companies educate employees regarding HIPAA compliance requirements

The Network, Inc.

The Network, Inc.

The Network, Inc., a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today two new training courses, “HIPAA: Protecting Health Information -Business Associates of Covered Entities” and “HIPAA: Protecting Health Information - Covered Entities.” Developed for organizations that have access to the health information of individuals, or the business associates of such organizations, the new courses lay a foundation for understanding the risks and obligations associated with managing this information and how to comply with HIPAA requirements.

The first course, “HIPAA: Protecting Health Information - Business Associates of Covered Entities,” covers the obligation of business associates of health-related businesses, as well as their subcontractors, to protect the health information of individuals. It defines who is a business associate and what constitutes a business associate agreement, as well as specific terms related to health information privacy and security, such as Protected Health Information (PHI). It also covers such topics as security of PHI and ePHI, use and disclosure, business associate agreements and breach and notification.

The second course, “HIPAA: Protecting Health Information - Covered Entities,” covers the obligation of health-related businesses to protect the health information of individuals. While it also covers the fundamentals of HIPAA requirements and the definition of relevant terms, this course also covers such topics such as security of PHI and ePHI, use and disclosure, business associate agreements, the concept of minimum necessary standard, oral and written authorizations, privacy notices, breach and notification and uses of PHI for treatment, payment and operations.

A shorter Learning Block offers a brief overview of the topic that can be used as a lesson in a Code of Conduct course, or on its own, as a short training or communication.

“HIPAA training is more than just a legal obligation; it’s the foundation for teaching all employees their role in protecting highly confidential healthcare information. This is clearly a very pertinent topic today,” Julie Moriarty, Vice President of Training & Communications at The Network, said. “These courses use the highly interactive style that we’re known for, and break down the complex vernacular used within the HIPAA requirements, so employees can clearly understand their obligations.”

“We have experienced tremendous growth in our customer base in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and are excited to deliver this highly targeted training for them,” Luis Ramos, CEO of The Network, added. “We are finding more need in the market for targeted training in highly regulated industries like healthcare and finance and for more broadly applicable compliance topics as well. Companies are coming to us for something different because they have seen the results of dull, boring compliance training that doesn’t engage employees: it just isn’t effective. Our catalog of ethics and compliance courses continues to rapidly expand as we help these companies engage their employees and educate them on truly critical matters.”

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About The Network
We build solutions that prevent, detect and remediate misconduct to help companies maintain ethical cultures. Our industry-first Integrated GRC Suite, whistleblower hotline, Code of Conduct and full library of ethics and compliance training courses help more than 4,000 customers and half of the Fortune 500 identify and mitigate risks every day. For more information visit http://www.tnwinc.com and follow our industry leading Twitter feed at @TheNetworkInc.

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