Everything You Need to Know About Advanced HIPAA Training

The majority of people who work in the health care sector or who are responsible for handling medical information are required to complete training under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

The HIPAA Foundation course ensures that students understand the minimum requirements they must meet. However, there are also advanced courses. Read below to learn everything you need to know about the advanced Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training.

• HIPAA continuing education courses are especially suited for those in managerial and supervisory positions, as this profession often requires more detailed knowledge and understanding of HIPAA principles and rules. 

• In addition to general information about HIPAA standards, consent forms used, disclosed and undisclosed medical data, confidentiality, and security rules were also discussed in the training.

• Privacy rules refer to requirements that must be met to ensure that medical information that cannot be disclosed remains private. Participants in the HIPAA continuing education course are informed of the penalties and consequences of unauthorized disclosure of medical information.

• Security rules govern how medical information can be stored and transmitted. Security rules apply to paper-based written information and electronic patient records. Transmission of health information relates to the actual transmission of data by fax, email, post, etc., as well as information communicated orally in conversation, in person, or by telephone. Company policies and practices need to be reviewed and adjusted to meet these requirements.

• Managers and supervisors also learn about the steps they need to take to ensure their organization's compliance. You will learn how to set up an effective monitoring and regulatory system in your organization that is responsible for monitoring employee compliance with compliance requirements.