SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to assist organizations with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, recently launched SecurityMetrics HIPAA Security and Privacy Training teaches healthcare personnel to make better patient data handling decisions, avoid situations that may lead to data compromise, and more efficiently safeguard sensitive patient information.
Under HIPAA Security and Privacy Administrative Safeguards, a covered entity must 'implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce.1' With over 14 unique lessons the easily navigable, cloud-based courses engage covered entity, hybrid entity, and business associate employees on common points of breach, appropriate use and disclosure of PHI, individual HIPAA responsibilities, responsible use of social media, and more.
SecurityMetrics HIPAA Security and Privacy Training also addresses implementation specifications that require covered entities to document training by providing an online reporting center that outlines each staff member's completed courses, date of completion, and overall course scores.
"We made it a point to create a more appealing training atmosphere," said SecurityMetrics HIPAA Product Manager, Brittany Woodard. "If employees are engaged while learning how to protect patient data, retention rates go up and the possibility of accidental data breach goes down."
In addition to HIPAA Security and Privacy Training, entities can elect to participate in SecurityMetrics Data Security Awareness Training, which includes instruction on physical security, understanding security threats, protecting data, and practicing safe computing.
To learn more about SecurityMetrics HIPAA Security and Privacy Training or Data Security Awareness Training, contact 801.995.6801 or [email protected].
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics is a global leader in data security that enables businesses of all sizes to comply with government, healthcare, and financial mandates. Since it's founding date, the company has helped over 1 million organizations worldwide protect their network infrastructure and data communications from compromise. Among other services, SecurityMetrics offers HIPAA compliance services, penetration testing, security consulting, mobile device vulnerability scanning, payment data discovery, and incident response. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah. For more information visit www.securitymetrics.com
1. Standard: Security Awareness & Training § 164.308(a)(5)