With data security breaches on the rise, it is becoming increasingly difficult to safeguard individuals’ protected health information (PHI) and ensure compliance. What’s more, many organizations are still failing to provide sufficient training to their employees. Too many factors come into play. For example, smaller organizations may struggle with budget constraints or may not have the right tools and resources to streamline training. One effective way to address this problem is by issuing HIPAA training certification upon completion through HIPAA Ready. 

Moreover, HIPAA Ready can help you save lots of money by helping you with HIPAA training certification while ensuring that all the required elements are implemented. With HIPAA Ready in place, you won’t need to look for third-party providers to obtain training certifications. It’s like feeding two birds with one scone. You can manage your entire compliance program with one robust, centralized platform.

Let’s take a closer look at HIPAA training certification. 

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What is HIPAA training certification?

HIPAA training certification should not be confused with compliance certification that many vendors provide upon completing their inspection of your security measures. Being certified means you have successfully completed a course designed to train and teach you all the crucial information you need to make your practice or organization HIPAA compliant. It, however, in no way means that you are HIPAA compliant, but only that you have been taught the essentials of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the knowledge needed to apply these to your practice. 

Why get HIPAA training certification?

Whether you are an established organization or a brand new organization exploring its options, it will be beneficial to utilize HIPAA Ready for training certifications to aid your efforts. Here are a few ways HIPAA training certifications can benefit your organization.

Same wavelength

The best way to ensure all your employees have the required knowledge to protect the privacy and security of health information is by making sure everyone undergoes the same training. Hiring third parties to ensure everyone has undergone training can be very expensive. They will most likely charge for their services based on per head or groups. Keeping track of each individual’s performance and training requirements can also be very difficult. With HIPAA Ready, you can ensure that every employee that requires training has received training and view their performance records. You can also track which employees are yet to undergo training and who already have completed their training to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Comprehensive audit reports

One of the most effective ways to pass HIPAA audits or minimize penalties is to prove that you have taken appropriate steps to ensure compliance with HIPAA, including training. Auditors will want to see if all the employees have received sufficient training or not. Completion of training must be verified and documented. With HIPAA Ready, not only will you be able to issue training certificates, but you can prove that your employees have indeed received the required training.

Fosters trust

A person who has achieved certification in a given field is more likely to be more knowledgeable, reliable, and trustworthy in that particular field. The same applies to HIPAA training certification. Outsiders, for example, patients are more likely to feel safe about sharing their information with someone who has received accreditation for security training. Patients concerned about privacy may have their stress alleviated if an organization can show that they have taken additional steps to ensure the safety of PHI. Other partners and business associates are more likely to believe that your organization is dedicated to good security practices. You don’t necessarily have to show off your badges, but who doesn’t feel good about receiving certificates?

How does this work?

Training materials and videos are embedded in the HIPAA compliance software, HIPAA Ready. Once the administration gets access to the solution, they can access all the relevant training materials and assign individuals to receive the training. Individuals will be notified once the software is installed on their mobile devices or laptops. The course modules include essential chapters for HIPAA privacy and security and include various case studies. After completing the course, an individual has to take a quiz and must score at least 90% to pass the test. After successfully completing all the courses, the individual will be awarded a HIPAA training certification.

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