Health Information Management

Education and training are essential components

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 28, 2012

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Education is giving people the knowledge they need. Training helps them develop the skills that allow them to put that knowledge to use.

Both are important with respect to your workforce and the knowledge necessary to comply with HIPAA and other rules and regulations, says Frank Ruelas, MBA, principal of HIPAA College, based in Casa Grande, Ariz.

You must educate and train your entire workforce, which includes employees, vendors, and volunteers. Don't just consider the education and training your staff members need, says Ruelas. HIPAA compliance requires that you train all of your employees, as well as vendors and volunteers who come into contact with any of your patients' PHI.

Editor’s note: To purchase the full article that appears in the September 2012 edition of the HCPro, Inc. newsletter Briefings on HIPAA, click here.



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