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HIPAA for Business Associates

HIPAA Privacy & Security for Business Associates

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Training for Organizations and Individuals. Includes Updated Content for 2016 Including HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule

Business associates are required to provide HIPAA training to staff members when they are initially hired. It is also a good practice to provide refresher training to staff members annually to ensure they understand the HIPAA requirements for protecting patient health information. Our HIPAA Privacy & Security Awareness course is the perfect course to provide annual awareness training to your staff following initial training in the HIPAA Privacy & Security for Business Associates course.

Course Details

Who should take this course?

This course is developed for front line supervisors, workers, trainees and volunteers who work with protected health information for companies or individuals who have a business associate agreement with and provide services to a covered entity.
Examples of business associates include:
  • Billing companies
  • Transcription companies
  • Consulting companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Health information companies
  • Patient safety companies
  • Data transmission service companies
  • Subcontractors to business associates

Course Description

Business associates have many of the same requirements as covered entities for protecting and disclosing patient health information. Updated with the Omnibus Final Rule this course provides the foundation for understanding the privacy and security regulations and includes the news Omnibus Final Rule requirements for business associates.The course is designed for business associates who need to provide HIPAA privacy and security training to their staffs. These include billing companies, consulting companies, accounting firms, health information organizations, patient safety companies, companies that provide data transmission services, subcontractors to business associates or any other employer that has a business associate agreement with a covered entity or another business associate.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • List the major components of HIPAA privacy and security rules;
  • List who and what is covered by the Privacy rule;
  • Describe business associates responsibilities under HIPAA;
  • Describe how individuals’ rights are protected under HIPAA;
  • Describe the rules about using and disclosing PHI;
  • Describe the security rule and good security practices;
  • Describe the breach notification requirements; and
  • Recall the HIPAA penalty and enforcement provisions

Course Lessons

  1. Introduction
  2. HIPAA Basics
  3. Using and Disclosing PHI
  4. Individuals’ Rights of Access to PHI under HIPAA
  5. Securing PHI
  6. Breach Notification Rules
  7. Enforcement

HIPAA Training - Features and Benefits

  • Course is updated to cover the HIPAA Omnibus rule.
  • Course material is engaging and accurate.
  • Courses include online HIPAA testing and certification.
  • Online content, quiz, and test questions are directed to the content delivered in the course and are based on proven adult learning theory principles.
  • Interactivities are used to engage the learner and hold his or her interest.
  • Includes course certificate of completion for each student and course completion reports for proof of compliance.
  • Learners and administrators have 24 x 7 access to courses and reporting features.
  • Audio narration that can be muted for crowded office environments plus audio transcript available in the course.
  • Non-graded knowledge checks to reinforce lesson objectives.
  • Bookmarking so learners can reopen the course to continue at page in the course where it was previously closed.
  • Relevant images and animations are used throughout the course.
  • The course mobile compatible to run on IOS and Android mobile devices.
  • Unlimited times to pass end-of course-assessment with 80% minimum passing score.

Estimated Time: 45 Minutes

Basic Customization

Branded Off-the-Shelf Content

  • Branding with Your Logo
  • Add your logo to the top left corner of the course player  making your logo visible on every page and change the color of the course frame to match your organization's color scheme.
  • Policy Integration
  • Add a link to your policy on the resources page allowing learners to view and print the document from any page in the course at any time.
  • Custom Policy Acceptance Form
  • Add a course page to include your policy document and require each learner to read and accept your policy before completing the course.
  • Reporting Process & Contact Details Integration
  • Add contact details for your learners to contact with questions about the course, as well as an explanation of your internal reporting process.
  • Content Removal
  • Remove any course pages that aren’t relevant to your organization.

Standard Customization

Customized Off-the-Shelf Content

  • Custom Training Pages & Quiz Questions
  • Add and edit training pages, knowledge check questions or assessment questions to highlight your specific policies and procedures. This includes adding all-new pages with custom animations, images, and voiceover; customizing pop-ups; and adding any additional course pages that might be required.
  • Executive Introduction & Conclusion
  • Including an introduction or conclusion from your CEO or other executive can make a strong impression on learners, indicating to them the importance of the training and your management’s strong and commitment to compliance.
  • Role-Based Custom Training for Specific Audiences
  • Some of our training modules can be mixed and matched to create specific training programs for specific audiences or training requirements.  This modular approach allows you to quickly and easily deploy the topics that are most relevant to your current compliance challenges.


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