It is of great importance for all organizations and individuals who handle protected health information to obtain HIPAA training in the key aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. For 19 years we have created online HIPAA training programs for companies and individuals that is affordable and effective. Our programs provide thorough HIPAA and Privacy act training for all professionals responsible for protected health information (PHI) which includes groups such as covered entities and business associates. Our HIPAA Training videos will help your organization become fully aware of the HIPAA Rules in order to become fully HIPAA compliant and prevent future HIPAA complaints and breaches. In addition, we provide HIPAA training free, through our HIPAA ABCs newsletter. Contact us for all your HIPAA training answers.

What to consider for your training

HIPAA Compliance Training
  • Is HIPAA training offered in a form and language appropriate to the audience?
  • How is the effectiveness of training measured?
  • Are employees/contractors required to certify on completion of training?
  • Is training provided online and/or in person?
  • How does the company address situations where an employee fails to either take training or pass a quiz related to the content?
  • Does training address key compliance principles and risk areas?
  • Do managers and supervisors receive supplemental compliance training?
  • Is specialized training provided to employees engaged in high-risk areas?

Who should receive HIPAA training:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Health Information Management
  • Healthcare Clearinghouses
  • Business Associates
  • Business Associate Subcontractors
  • Healthcare Plans

Our HIPAA Training  provides:

HIPAA Associates designed the online HIPAA training programs specifically for your staff. We made them easy to understand and are specific for the role of your staff. In addition, they focus on the important topics that covered entities and business associates must know about the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Of importance, students will find our HIPAA training online and may take the course at their convenience from work or at home.

Group Training

We can also arrange online virtual training for groups if requested. For those who enroll as a group, we will track the completion of training and report to the compliance officer for their records. We can also work with privacy officers and their program to ensure they are full understanding of their HIPAA program. Our professionals who actively practice in the field of HIPAA are responsible for our training programs.

Online HIPAA Training

We offer online HIPAA training which you can take from the privacy of your home at your convenience. Our programs were created for healthcare professionals by healthcare professionals who know how HIPAA works.

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HIPAA Training Courses

HIPAA Associates trains healthcare providers and organizations in all aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We provide a variety training programs to fill the needs of your organization. We have trained healthcare organizations and professionals since 2002. Learn more about our available training courses.

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Online Compliance Training

The online HIPAA Compliance Training was created for individuals who work with protected health information (PHI). Available in Spanish. $29.95

Compliance Training
Compliance Training Spanish
Online Training for Business Associates

The HIPAA online training for Business Associates is for those who handle PHI on behalf of a covered entity. $29.95

Business Associates Training
Online Training for IT Professionals

The HIPAA for IT Professionals training was created for IT professionals who work with protected health information (PHI).$29.95

IT Professionals
Online Training for Information Technology Business Associates

Geared for Information Technology professionals working as Business Associates. Three extended programs combined. $65.00

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Online HIPAA Training for Health Information Management

The HIM program was created for Health Information Management professionals who work with protected health information. $29.95

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  • Take the course at your pace from home
  • Certificate available on completion
  • Easy to comprehend
  • May retake exam until passed
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  • Get trained in less than 2 hours
Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete the HIPAA online training course and pass a quiz will receive a HIPAA Certificate of Completion.

What is HIPAA Certification?

HIPAA Certification is a term commonly used by many vendors today claiming the ability to certify organizations on HIPAA and make them HIPAA Compliant. This is a misconception actively addressed by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) with oversight of the HIPAA Regulations. In most situations this is a term used for marketing purposes and has little meaning in terms of HIPAA compliance.

The Department of Health & Human services (HHS) and OCR have made it clear that in regard to HIPAA certification they do not endorse any private consultants’ or education providers’ seminar, material, or systems, and do not certify any persons or products as “HIPAA compliant.” In addition, the Privacy Rule does not require attendance at any specific seminars. The OCR has taken a further step and indicated that anyone making false or misleading representations about HHS or OCR in regard to HIPAA training and compliance may be reported to the OCR.

Does this mean there is no certification and no guidance from the OCR regarding certification? In reality that is not the case. The HHS and OCR have given direct guidance in their Administrative Notices and Guidance as listed below:

“The Privacy Rule requires activities such as:

Training employees so that they understand privacy procedures.

The training requirement may be satisfied by a small physician practice’s providing each new member of the workforce with a copy of its privacy policies and documenting that new members have reviewed the policies: whereas a large health plan may provide training through live instruction, video presentations, or interactive software programs.”

What HIPAA requires

In the Administrative Requirements HIPAA requires covered entities to institute HIPAA training programs that address the various procedures and systems to meet HIPAA Privacy Rule regulations.  An organization such as a covered entity should determine the appropriate  tools for training that are appropriate to the size, nature and needs of the organization.  For example, the HIPAA training program should accomplish the following:

  • address the HIPAA privacy and security rules;
  • cover any new organizational policies and procedures;
  • address new software; and
  • general HIPAA awareness training.

We offer online HIPAA training programs created with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule in mind.  We base our training on in-depth knowledge of the law and the benefit of many years of experience working with HIPAA and the Office for Civil Rights.  Our professionals have over 18 years of experience and have HIPAA/Compliance certifications from the Health Care Compliance Association and the American Health Information Management Association.  These courses include information on best practices and cover all of the necessary information you will need to understand the basic concepts of HIPAA. We follow the intent of the OCR in all of our training programs.

The Office for Civil Rights does not recognize HIPAA certification and consequently HIPAA Associates does not offer such.  We offer to those who take and pass our HIPAA training, a certificate of completion that acknowledges they have received the information related to HIPAA that is pertinent to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and their job function.  This is in keeping with the requirements of the OCR.

What makes you HIPAA compliant?

HIPAA compliance is not a simple one step process covered by an individual HIPAA training program. HIPAA compliance is a multi-step process as described in our HIPAA Compliance Checklist. It involves at least the following steps which must be in place and constantly monitored to ensure they are functional.

  • Implement written policies, procedures and standards of conduct. Policies and procedures help establish rules that help employees carry out their roles that ensure compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. An organization must create the policies and procedures necessary to effect the requirements from the OCR.
  • Designate a compliance officer and compliance committee. The compliance officer is responsible with operating and monitoring the compliance program.
  • Conduct effective training and education. It is expected that all employees, physicians, and board members should receive training on the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
  • Develop effective lines of communication. Employees must have avenues available to them for reporting concerns internally.
  • Conduct internal monitoring and auditing. A well-functioning program will have an ongoing process that evaluates and assess the organization to detect inappropriate behavior
  • Enforce standards of conduct through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines. It is important that an organization have well published standards of conduct.
  • Respond promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action. It is imperative for an organization to ensure timely and effective remedial action for offenses.

HIPAA Compliance and Certification of Compliance is only obtained by following these steps and ensuring they are constantly followed. HIPAA Associates can help you take make this happen. We can ensure you meet these requirements and thus will you be able to verify to the OCR that your organization is in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

For more information please review our HIPAA Compliance Checklist.

HIPAA Associates is prepared to train your team using our web based program or by an onsite meeting.

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We will create HIPAA Training with the specific branding and needs of your organization.

Your organization may want us to create a specific training program with your branding. In addition, you may want training tailored to satisfy the needs of the entity. HIPAA Associates will develop plans such as these. Moreover, we can also create training that can be uploaded directly to your own website or platform. Our HIPAA training for employees has recently been named as the best HIPAA Group Training. Contact us for more details.

Customized HIPAA Training Programs

Customized Training Programs

If your organization wishes to create a training program with your branding , this can be easily arranged.

HIPAA Associates is prepared to work with you to create your own customized training program using your own branding and incorporating all of the rules and regulations that make your practice unique. Learn more about how we can help you create your own customized HIPAA Training for employees.

Customized HIPAA Training Programs

Train For Compliance

The Administrative requirements of HIPAA (§ 164.530) indicate that a covered entity must train all members of its workforce on the policies and procedures with respect to protected health information as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to carry out their functions within the covered entity.

A covered entity must provide training to each member of the covered entity’s workforce no later than the compliance date for the covered entity.

Each new member of the workforce must be trained within a reasonable period of time after the person joins the covered entity’s workforce.

A covered entity must train each member of the covered entity’s workforce whose functions are affected by a material change in the policies or procedures within a reasonable period of time after the material change becomes effective.

A covered entity must document that the training has been provided.

In response to this, we are prepared to assist you in providing HIPAA training for employees regardless of their position. We have training to cover all areas in your organization. This can be done efficiently with our web-based platform available to all of your staff.

We are the experts health care companies choose.

HIPAA Associates has been in the business of HIPAA compliance prior to its implementation and have trained thousands of health care workers in multiple corporations. Moreover we have earned the respect and admiration of many institutions and are frequently called back.

  • We have been in the business since HIPAA implementation
  • We have educated thousands of health care employees
  • Nationally recognized
  • Above all we offer competitive pricing

How do I get certified in HIPAA?

We observe the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance as it pertains to HIPAA Certification. We will provide a Certificate of Completion for those that complete a training course. It is important to note, the OCR does not endorse any private consultants’ or education providers claims and does not certify any persons or products as “HIPAA compliant.

Our Promise to You.

We will assist your organization to follow the OCR requirements, which expects that each member of the workforce will review and understand privacy policies. To accomplish this we will provide training through video presentations, or interactive software programs. Most importantly, we are prepared to assist you with these requirements through our experience and our personal service.

State Laws

Covered entities and business associates must comply with the HIPAA Rules which are federal regulations.  To satisfy this need, HIPAA Associates created HIPAA Training courses to address the HIPAA Rules based on the function of healthcare providers.

Many states have privacy laws that affect patient privacy. Our courses do not cover each individual state, but you may consult with our professionals to review applicable laws from your state.


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