The Federal Government has specific HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements that include annual training. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of HIPAA Administrative Safeguards, a covered entity must train on an annual basis, all workforce members regarding its security policies and procedures.
Compliance with HIPAA law is of course a strong driver for this training, but it is crucial that healthcare entities make their employees aware of the variety of cyber risks that can affect their practice and their clients. Your team at all levels, should be knowledgeable on the value of medical data to criminals and the black market. They should know what the risks are to patients if their personal medical data is stolen. Employees must be made and kept aware continuously of your institution’s policies and procedures in the area of HIPAA, security and privacy, including escalation procedures, contingency plans and more.A HIPAA training program must be engaging and ensure retention in the employees’ minds. Cybersecurity needs to be a #1 priority while making decisions of any kind in the healthcare industry today.
Our services for HIPAA Training
24By7Security, Inc. offers HIPAA training and certification as needed by law. We believe that any education program must have different components depending on the size, budget, business and procedures of the company.
We have a ready made HIPAA Training program that covers the most current training needs for employees. Alternately, we can work with you to structure your program by adding different training and education components that you would like, while ensuring that all minimum HIPAA requirements are met.The different education program components consist of:
- Classroom training
- Online webinars
- White papers and blogs
- Online self-paced web based training
- Train the trainer
- Regular email reminders and quizzes
- Testing the effectiveness of the education program and its retention among employees.
Call 24By7Security, Inc. today at (844) 55-CYBER or email us at contact@24By7Security.com to work with you to structure your HIPAA training program.