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Clinics, Hospitals, ASC’s, Group Practices, Health Insurance companies and Health-care clearing houses are mandated to provide HIPAA training to staff members when they are initially hired. The ‘HIPAA Privacy’ compliance for an organization revolves around protecting the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI) that the organization has or will have access to. Any information that can be connected to a person’s health condition is PHI.

There are two distinct and separate HIPAA regulations that any organization involved in the direct medical treatment of patients has to abide by:

A - HIPAA Privacy

Safeguards for keeping protected health information safe from a people, administrative, and contractual standpoint.

B - HIPAA Security

Safeguards for keeping protected health information specifically in electronic form (computers, networks, email, software, electronic transmissions, etc.) safe from disasters, hackers, and electronic theft.

Where all organizations are required to comply with the HIPAA privacy regulations, only those health units which store or transmit PHI are required to comply with the HIPAA Security regulations to protect electronic data. Resources are many, but Evolve e-learning solutions provide the complete online HIPAA training for hospitals, clinics, trauma centers, etc. and helps employees understand the compliance in a much better manner. Make your employees and the whole staff aware of their responsibilities under HIPAA as well as the organization to help protect their privacy, security, and integrity.

Visit Evolve e-learning solutions to learn more about other such training modules available online.

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