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Train your environmental services staff on HIPAA

Briefings on HIPAA, July 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: The following is the third article in a series about how to effectively train specific groups of staff members on HIPAA privacy and security compliance.

Just like your clinical staff members, your environmental staff works inside your hospital 24 hours per day. Whether serving food in the cafeteria, providing custodial or housekeeping services, or performing a variety of other tasks, environmental services staff members are part of the hospital fabric. They are simply less visible than those wearing white coats.

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