(PRWEB) February 29, 2016
Succeed Management Solutions, LLC has released two updated HIPAA training courses covering the essentials of the Privacy and Security rules. HIPAA violations can be costly, and a data breach can permanently tarnish an organization’s reputation and be very expensive to remedy. Facilities that do not comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rules are breaking the law.
A major medical gas company was recently ordered by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administrative Law Judge to pay over $200,000 in penalties for HIPAA Privacy Rule violations. One of the company’s employees had taken PHI (Private Health Information) documents. Additionally, the employee had abandoned these documents after changing residences. Further investigation revealed that other employees were “routinely removing PHI” from the company. The company was found to have “inadequate policies and procedures in place to safeguard patient information” (from HHS.gov, 02/02/2016).
Succeed’s HIPAA Privacy course focuses on the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI), the administrative safeguards to be taken by covered entities, the individual rights of the management of their health information, and how the rule interacts with state laws. The HIPAA Security course explains the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that are necessary to protect an individual’s electronic health information.
The trainings include interactive case studies and embedded quiz questions for employees to actively apply their knowledge to ensure compliance with HIPAA Rules. These courses are an easy and efficient way to achieve compliance in an organization. A unique PDF handbook is also included to supplement each online training.
As with all Succeed courses, this training can be assigned to employees via Training Track™, an application that is designed to automate all aspects of an employee training program. Training Track™ is one of the available applications in Succeed’s web-based Risk Management Center. The Risk Management Center also contains other OSHA-required programs, training materials, and integrated software solutions.
About Succeed Management Solutions, LLC
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track®), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track®), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track®), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track®), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers support services, such as managing Certificates of Insurance, Safety Data Sheets, and creating custom training courses.
Succeed Management Solutions, LLC also publishes a blog that contains safety tips, toolbox talks, training shorts, and more.