Training for Community Partners/Third Parties

The County is not responsible for training third parties, including business associates, network providers, other Counties, community partners, etc. The County does not endorse any specific trainings. 

That said, there are free trainings available to the public that can be shared with these third parties, if asked.

1. Medscape. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has educational programs for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. These webinars are available at Medscape.org. 

Users must register for a username and password with Medscape.

Health Information Privacy

2. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) hosted a free 2013 summer HIPAA series and has posted recordings online. There are three sessions and each session covers different topics. The 90-minute WED/OCR virtual sessions explore compliance with carious aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, as well as the HITECH Breach Notification Rule. 

Users must register with WEDI for access.

a. June 28 - Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule Summer Webinar Series

b. July 17 - Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule Summer Webinar Series

c. July 26 - Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule Summer Webinar Series

3. Videos and printed material on Securing Mobile Devices/HIPAA

HealthIT.gov

4. TARGET Center Data Academy. Web-based training modules are designed to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and service providers to build skills and become more efficient in how they collect, use, and share data.

TARGET Center 

5. Email Encryption. Here is a link to an article called The Best Free Ways to Send Encrypted Email and Secure Messages. It might be helpful for third parties/community providers/non-profits that are not sure about secure email or have no funds for a more commercial solution. We cannot recommend one solution over another, etc (and I don't know enough about each to evaluate). Also, the article is from 2013, so there's a chance that the services are no longer as described in the article.

6. 2015 Privacy Annual/Refresher Training is available via YouTube. It covers the verification of identity/authority and the minimum necessary standard. Since it's in the public domain, you are welcome to share the link with community partners. 

7. 2016 Privacy Annual/Refresher Training is available via YouTube. It covers the topic of authorization/release of information. Since it's in the public domain, you are welcome to share the link with community partners.

8. Training to Educate Providers about the HIPAA Right of Access. OCR has launched a 37-minute video training module for health care providers on patients' right of access under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The video module provides an in-depth review of the components of the HIPAA right of access and ways in which it enables individuals to be more involved in their own care. The module provides helpful suggestions about how health care providers can integrate aspects of the HIPAA access right into medical practice. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) credit for healthcare professionals. The program requires registration but is free of charge.