Organizations and their employees working in or with the healthcare industry are required to protect the security and privacy of the patient information with which they are entrusted. The HIPAA Rules were developed to ensure protection of the privacy and security of health information, and to provide individuals with certain rights to their health information. Compliance with HIPAA is required of those organizations and employees who work in or with the healthcare industry, or who have access to protected health information (PHI). The goal of HIPAA compliance training is to ensure that organizations and their employees are appropriately protecting the privacy and security of patients’ PHI.
HIPAA compliance products are available to train and certify organizations and their employees, as well as individuals. Because many types and sizes of entities are required to comply with HIPAA Rules, an array of HIPAA training programs is available to meet the needs of employees of different organizations as well as the needs of different kinds of employees within an organization. HIPAA compliance training thus varies by organization.
HIPAA employee training ensures that organizations and employees who work in or with the healthcare industry, or who have access to protected health information (PHI), are learning and maintaining effective practices to protect the privacy and security of patients’ PHI.