HCPro, Inc. trains more than 800,000 healthcare professionals with low-cost HIPAA Training Handbooks

Press Releases, March 8, 2003

March 10, 2003-Marblehead, Mass.-HCPro, Inc. (http://www.hcpro.com), a healthcare publisher and training company, is training more than 800,000 healthcare professionals to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) with its informative and useful training handbooks.

HIPAA requires that almost all healthcare workers be trained on how to protect the privacy of their patients' health information by April 14, 2003.

HIPAA is the first federal legislation affecting the use, release, and transmission of personally identifiable medical information. HIPAA was developed to facilitate the use of electronic transmissions, while ensuring privacy and security. Noncompliance can result in criminal and civil penalties.

About HCPro HIPAA Training Handbooks Privacy and security training through well-written and easy-to-understand handbooks is available from HCPro for just about anyone in the healthcare field. Training handbooks are offered in the following areas:

  • Medical staff
  • Nurses/Clinical staff
  • Health care staff
  • HIM staff
  • Researchers/Clinical trials
  • Physician practices
  • Beginners
  • Home health staff
  • Behavioral health staff
  • Long-term care managers/licensed staff
  • Frontline staff
  • Physician office staff
In addition, HCPro is creating two new handbooks; one for pharmacy and another for dental professionals. For more information on any of these handy training handbooks or to inquire about bulk sale discounts, please call toll-free at 888/209-6554.

Many organizations are already benefiting from HCPro's HIPAA handbooks. Organizations include:

  • Meridian Health System, the largest employer in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey with 7,500 employees, with more than 2,400 volunteers and auxiliaries, and strong affiliations with 1,300 of the area's physicians
  • Children's Health System of Alabama with more than 2,500 employees, 220 doctors and dentists, along with 280 volunteers.
  • Christus Health System, consisting of more than 40 hospitals and facilities in five U.S. states and Mexico.
  • Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, Calif., with more than 1,200 employees
  • Loudon Healthcare, Inc., a community nonprofit healthcare organization, located in Virginia with more than 400 physicians on staff.

About HCPro
HCPro, located at 200 Hoods Lane, Marblehead, MA, is a leading publisher and educator on regulatory and compliance issues faced by hospitals, home health organizations, nursing homes, physicians' offices, and other healthcare facilities. Established in 1986, HCPro is the parent company The Greeley Company. HCPro publishes 34 monthly newsletters, 30 weekly ezines, and more than 150 books about healthcare compliance and regulatory issues for the healthcare industry. The Greeley Company is a healthcare consulting and educational services firm. HCPro also provides content-rich vertical niche Web sites along with related free e-mail newsletters to create specialized communities for healthcare professionals.