Many Healthcare Information technology professionals are often asked to work with covered entities and as a result of their relationship must handle protected health information.  Through this relationship they are considered business associates and have special responsibilities in regard to the Privacy & Security Rule. It is important for all members of the IT workforce who work as a business associate to understand the HIPAA Privacy & Security Rule. We have earlier offered HIPAA for IT professionals and HIPAA compliance training for business associates.  Recently we created a new program that brings these two courses together but also offers additional helpful information for these professionals.  Our HIPAA for Information Technology Business Associates training program is available for healthcare information technology professionals who also work as business associates.

The HIPAA for Information Technology Business Associates training program was created especially for all Healthcare Information Technology professionals who work with protected health information (PHI) and act as business associates. The following are likely to benefit:

IT professionals who are not employees of a covered entity, IT professionals creating applications for clients who are covered entities.

Training for IT Professionals who are Business Associates

Our “Online HIPAA Training” covers all the important topics necessary for a busy provider to understand the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It is easy for anyone to take directly from our online platform.

This course is meant for information Technology professionals who also act as business associates.

  • The course will review the Privacy Regulation, covered entities and business associates.
  • It will also cover uses and disclosures of protected health information.
  • This course will cover safeguards, breach notifications, privacy complaints, fines and penalties. It will cover business associate responsibilities and requirements.
  • This course will give you an overview of the Security Rule, introduce administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, technical safeguards and organizational requirements.
  • It will discuss important new developments in the field of HIPAA.
  • This course will describe the HIPAA regulations and explain why they are important for IT Business Associates.
  • There will be case scenarios to help you understand how it affects you in your workplace.
  • The course may be taken at home at your own pace.
  • Created with IT Business Associates in mind.
  • May take it for up to 90 days.
  • A certificate will be available immediately upon completion.

The HIPAA for IT – Business Associates Training is a combination of three of our most important courses.

HIPAA for Information Technology Business Associates

  • This course will describe the HIPAA regulations and explain why they are important for IT Business Associates.
  • There will be case scenarios to help you understand how it affects you in your workplace.
  • The course may be taken at home at your own pace.
  • Created with IT Business Associates in mind.
  • May take it for up to 90 days.
  • A certificate will be available immediately upon completion.

HIPAA for IT-Business Associates

  • Completion time under 1.5 hrs
  • Take online at your own pace
  • Available for 90 days
  • Multiple retakes
  • Guaranteed certificate of completion

The Topics Covered

  • Understand the importance of HIPAA
  • Individual’s HIPAA rights
  • Organization’s responsibilities
  • Permissible uses and disclosures
  • HIPAA and state laws
  • Security Standards
  • Certificate of completion
HIPAA for Information Technology Business Associates

Our HIPAA Compliance Training program will help you and your organization understand all the key features of the HIPAA Privacy & Security rule that applies to information technology business associates. It is designed for all information technology professionals who manage protected health information on behalf of a covered entity and is available to be taken online.

Available at $65.00

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HIPAA IT Business Associates

HIPAA for IT-Business Associate Professionals

Our HIPAA for IT- Business Associate professionals course will help you understand the importance of HIPAA. It discusses how HIPAA applies to IT professionals who are also Business Associates.

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Training Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Immediately Available
  • Valid for 2 Years

Why Choose HIPAA Associates

HIPAA Trained HIPAA Associates
    • Pioneers in the Field of HIPAA– We have assisted in the creation of HIPAA programs since 2002. Mary Lopez has nineteen years’ experience providing HIPAA guidance and practical solutions. Al Lopez has 12 years of experience with consulting and HIPAA training. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Affordable– Our HIPAA training videos are affordable and come with personalized support. We make ourselves individually available to all organizations or individuals who elect to use our services.
    • 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.
    • Our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and understandable.

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 actively 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.

Consider Our Other HIPAA Training Programs

HIPAA for Health Information Management

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

Health Information Management
HIPAA for Business Associates

The HIPAA for Business Associates training was created for Business Associates who work with protected health information.

Business Associates
HIPAA Compliance Training

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

Compliance Training
Compliance Training Spanish

How does IT play a role in HIPAA?

The field of health information management is changing rapidly due to the many new applications that are now commonly used. Some examples would include computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems, electronic health records, (EHR), and radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory systems. A major goal of the Security Rule is to protect the privacy of individuals health information while allowing covered entities to adopt new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. IT personnel are in a key position to participate in the protection of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and allowing this technology to evolve. They will need to know the basics of the Security Rule to be effective.

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