HIPAA regulations state that you must formally designate a Privacy Officer and a Security Officer. These can be the same person. The HIPAA privacy and security rules also require formal education and training of the workforce to ensure ongoing accountability for privacy and security of PHI. Call us at (201) 345-5526 to get started with your HIPAA training needs.

ACCREDITATION: Upon completion, physicians and PA's (ACCME), nursing (ANCC), HIMSS and CHIME CE's are available.

The relevant subsection of the HIPAA law is §164.308(a)(5): Standard: Security awareness and training. Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

HIPAA Workforce Certificate for Professionals (HWCP): $40.00
The HWCP Certificate provides annual HIPAA training for staff who come into contact with Protected Health Information (PHI). This short course focuses on pragmatic compliance with HIPAA and covers important breach avoidance strategies. Training may begin immediately following purchase. All modules are presented online and self-paced and are available for a full year.

Module titles within the course include:

  • HIPAA Basics
  • Understanding the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule
  • The HITECH Act
  • Regulations for Business Associates
  • HIPAA Documentation and Training
  • Applied HIPAA Security for Healthcare Professionals
  • Training acknowledgement form for employee records

Successful completion of this course awards a Certificate in HIPAA Workforce Security.

It is not designed for managers, consultants, or security compliance officers, who require more comprehensive HIPAA education. Those individuals should take the Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) course.

Certified HIPAA Security Professional for Compliance Officers (CHSP): $449.00
The CHSP Certification provides comprehensive training in HIPAA for business associates, security officers, and medical staff managers. Detailed lessons describe every aspect of HIPAA compliance, including the Privacy and Security rules, regulatory changes brought by the HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule of 2013, requirements for business associates, and more. The program is presented through self-paced online lessons, multimedia reviews, and assessments, along with a final exam.

Module titles within this course include:

  • An Overview of HIPAA
  • The HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • The HIPAA Security Rule
  • Business Associate Regulations
  • The HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule of 2013
  • HIPAA Data Breaches and Penalties
  • HIPAA Audits and Enforcement
  • HIPAA Policies, Procedures, Awareness, and Training
  • Compliance with Multiple Regulations
  • Security Responsibilities for IT Managers and Privacy Officers
  • Applied HIPAA Security for Healthcare Professionals

Successful completion of this course awards a Certification in HIPAA Security Proficiency.

Average course length: 10 hours