With the advent of electronic medical records or even if practices are emailing patient information in a Word document they need to understand what it takes to secure electronic data.
Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
HIPAA Secure Now! introduced its year-long, subscription-based training on the essential elements of the HIPAA Security Rule. The object of the training is to educate employees of covered entities and business associates in the fundamentals of HIPAA security and protecting patient information online. Whether employees work for a medical practice, billing company, or an IT service provider, the HIPAA Secure Now! training program helps them recognize situations that could put their business at risk for exposing confidential information.
“Most medical practices understand HIPAA compliance – not speaking about a patient in public or closing a patient’s chart so no one else can see it,” said Art Gross, CEO of HIPAA Secure Now!.
“But with the advent of electronic medical records or even if practices are only maintaining patient information in a Word document and transferring records by email they need to understand what it takes to secure electronic data. Our annual subscription-based training covers every aspect of HIPAA security.”
Now customers can subscribe to the HIPAA Secure Now! Employee Security Training for a year at costs below the industry average, starting at $49 a year. Employees log into a HIPAA Compliance Portal, view interactive slides and videos, take a quiz and print out their own certificates. Administrators can access reports for proof that employees have completed the training. The subscription also includes on demand training for new hires, and regular updates on changes from HHS (Health and Human Services), plus security tips and reminders.
Through HIPAA Secure Now! training, employees learn the essential considerations needed to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI). This includes strong password practices, and encryption of all computing devices, including smartphones, tablets, iPads, laptops, USB drives, as well as emails, digital x-rays, electronic billing, etc. They also learn how to avoid the dangers of social media and malware.
“Our training takes the ‘what-ifs’ off our customers’ minds,” Gross said.
About HIPAA Secure Now!
HIPAA Secure Now! has been helping clients comply with the HIPAA Security Rule since 2009. The company’s all-in-one solution provides risk assessment, which also satisfies Meaningful Use requirements, as well as privacy and security policies and procedures, and training. HIPAA Secure Now! moves customers toward HIPAA compliance quickly and easily, and protects them in the event of an audit. Customers can complete the entire process in less than three hours, and regularly comment that it is painless and has made their lives easier. For more information visit http://www.HIPAASecureNow.com.