2023 Annual HIPAA Training Completed

This past week our office completed its annual HIPAA training with Stericycle -a compliance company that specializes in education and training services regarding The HIPAA ACT of 1996.

Training is a critical component of HIPAA compliance. Our office strives to ensure all employees are up to date on what steps to take to guarantee the privacy and security of patient-protected health information (PHI).

The aim of HIPAA training is to ensure healthcare employees are aware of their responsibilities under HIPAA allowing them to complete their work duties in a HIPAA-compliant manner. HIPAA instruction guidance helps to improve working efficiency, establish trust, and avoid accidental HIPAA violations and data breaches.

While the HIPAA ACT does not mandate annual training to be provided for office personnel, it is a best practice as it serves to reinforce the importance of HIPAA compliance to employees and the role each individual plays in ensuring their employer remains HIPAA-compliant.