HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 Online Training Courses For Hospital Employees
According to Healthcare IT News, hospitals that don’t take the right steps to correct a HIPAA violation are subject to large fines. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts was fined more than $218,000 for not using secure documentation methods to track patient records.
The facility had been using an open share, online document sharing platform instead of secured EHR software, which left patient data vulnerable to data hacks and information breaches. The OCR has collected more than $28 million in fines since enforcement began in 2003. Healthcare IT News reports that the Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center was fined when just one doctor accidentally deactivated a server that allowed records to be accessed publicly online.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established to set national standards to protect individual’s medical records and other personal health information. HIPAA training is mandatory for anyone who comes into contact with protected health information (PHI). Hospitals in Texas are also subject to penalties resulting in noncompliance of Texas Health and Safety rules and regulations.
Hospital employees are required to complete Texas H.B. 300 compliance training as well as HIPAA compliance training. It’s vitally important for hospital employees to understand and comply with the HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 rules in order to avoid potentially costly mistakes. Federal HIPAA fines range from $100 to 1.5 million dollars and Texas H.B. 300 fines range from $5,000 to $250,000.
We designed our training courses to build awareness of Texas H.B. 300 regulations and HIPAA privacy and security rules using interactive graphics and text. Our customers tell us that our training is easy, fast and effective. Let us help you get trained without the pain!
BASIC HIPAA COURSE
Our Basic HIPAA training course was designed to inform professionals that handle protected health information of patient privacy and security laws according to federal HIPAA guidelines. You will be able to print or email a certificate of completion after successfully completing the course.
TEXAS HOUSE BILL 300 COURSE
Our TX H.B. 300 course will help you meet the required TX H.B.300 training mandated by the state of Texas. TX H.B. 300 requires that new employees be trained on federal AND state law concerning protecting sensitive patient information within 90 days of hire.
ADVANCED HIPAA COURSE
Our Advanced HIPAA training course provides detailed training on how to stay compliant with federal HIPAA privacy and security regulations. Receive a certificate of successful completion AND 2.0 continuing education contact hours.
This continuing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.