Group HIPAA Training

We provide HIPAA Group Training for all organizations who must comply with the HIPAA Rule to safeguard protected health information (PHI). This standard addresses the use of PHI by covered entities which are providers, Health Plans and Health Care Clearinghouses. In addition, business associates are also responsible for complying with the HIPAA Rules. The Security Rule is meant to protect PHI that is transferred electronically using technical and non-technical standards. All covered entities and business associates that deal with ePHI must understand and follow this guideline through regular HIPAA Group Training.

HIPAA Training

Why Choose HIPAA Associates

These training programs were created by the professionals of HIPAA Associates with both legal and healthcare backgrounds who have worked with HIPAA since it was first enacted for the healthcare setting. We have worked with large and small entities in the creation of Privacy Compliance Plans and HIPAA Training Programs.

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Best for HIPAA Team Training

“We chose HIPAA Associates as the best for HIPAA team training because it offers dedicated HIPAA training programs for employees and compliance officers.”

“HIPAA Associates has a long tradition as a HIPAA educator and has trained small groups and large hospital organizations. Its group training programs are designed for busy providers and built around practical applications they will understand. All group training is web-based and can be branded for use on company servers.”

We have the knowledge and experience to assist you with your HIPAA concerns as we have since 2002.  We will personally work with you directly on your HIPAA needs. Mary Lopez has nineteen years’ experience providing HIPAA guidance and practical solutions. Al Lopez has 12 years of experience with consulting and HIPAA training. Our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and understandable.

HIPAA Associates uses its unique blend of knowledge and experience to provide accessible HIPAA training and consulting services to all who must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  We are professionals with a background in nursing, medicine, and compliance.  We are  certified by the Health Care Compliance Association and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the most recognized  healthcare compliance associations in the country.

  • Pioneers in the Field of HIPAA – We have assisted in the creation of HIPAA programs since 2002.  We have over 18 years of practical experience with the management of programs and training of providers.  We helped create the first HIPAA program at a large multi-hospital institution and since then have helped manage programs for multiple physician organizations and other hospital systems.  Today we provide services to hospitals, clinics, providers, and public health departments.
  • Training from the Best – Our training has been successfully used in many settings and is easy to follow and understand.  We have created our courses to benefit all staff in your organization.  Our programs cover all personnel in your organization based on their role in the entity.  We offer HIPAA Compliance Training, HIPAA for Health Information Management Training, HIPAA for IT professionals and HIPAA Compliance Training in Spanish. We have recently created a combined course for IT professionals who work as Business Associates.
  • Affordable – Our courses are affordable and come with personalized support.  We make ourselves personally available to all organizations or individuals who elect to use our services.

Training Requirements for a Covered Entity

A Covered Entity must do the following to adhere to the HIPAA Privacy Rule:

  • A covered entity must train all members of its workforce on the policies and procedures with respect to protected health information required by the HIPAA Rule as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to carry out their functions within the covered entity.
  • A covered entity must train each new member of the workforce within a reasonable period of time after the person joins the covered entity.
  • It must train each member of the covered entity’s workforce whose functions are affected by a material change in the policies or procedures of the Privacy Rule, within a reasonable period of time after the material change becomes effective.
  • A covered entity must document that the training has been provided.

HIPAA Certification & the OCR

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 addressed by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) with oversight of the HIPAA Regulations.

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.”  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.

HIPAA Associates does not claim to offer HIPAA certification.  Instead we offer a HIPAA Compliance training program created with the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule in mind.  Our training is based on in-depth knowledge of the law and the benefit of many years of experience working with HIPAA and the OCR.  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.

HIPAA Training is Key

It is important that all organizations provide HIPAA Group Training to their employees on a regular basis on the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In addition they must show evidence of such activity as a protection in the case of a breach and investigation by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). HIPAA Associates has a long tradition as a HIPAA educator and has trained small groups and large hospital organizations. HIPAA Group Training programs are geared for busy providers with an emphasis on practical applications they will understand. In addition, our programs are available through our website or by webinar.

Achieving Compliance

To be compliant, your organization must do the following:

  1. Designate a privacy officer
  2. Create a compliance plan
  3. Perform a risk analysis
  4. Train all of your employees

We can help your organization become HIPAA compliant.


Prepare your organization now:

  • HIPAA Associates can help train and prepare your compliance officer.
  • We will assist you with all HIPAA compliance documentation.
  • We will help you perform a risk analysis.
  • Our experts are available to provide HIPAA training for all of your employees using our convenient web-based portal.
  • We will help you keep a record of all training for your compliance program.
  • We can assist with all HIPAA breaches.
HIPAA Compliance Training

Our HIPAA Compliance Training program will help you and your organization understand all the key features of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that applies to covered entities. It is designed for all organizations who manage protected health information and is available to be taken online.

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State Laws

Covered entities and business associates must comply with the HIPAA Rules which are federal regulations. HIPAA Associates has created courses to address the HIPAA Rules based on the function of your staff.

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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