Corridor’s Privacy Awareness in Health Care: Essentials online training program is ideal for staff members at all levels in any organization or clinic that collects, uses or discloses personally identifying information. This includes direct care providers such as physicians, allied health professionals and associates, privacy officers, as well as other employees and support staff who are not directly involved in patient care.
Privacy Awareness in Health Care is available in two province-specific versions:
- Ontario: The Ontario course reflects the province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), including Bill 119, the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA).
- Alberta: The Alberta course reflects the province’s Health Information Act (HIA) as well as the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
Both of these courses speak to the provincial legislation and guidelines that apply to personal health information in that province.
This course is for you if you:
- work in health care or social services
- are a member of a health profession or work with health care professionals
- are a business vendor, contractor, or provide services with a health care or social services organization
Not in the health care industry? While these programs have been developed with health care providers in mind, the privacy principles and fundamentals of protecting personal information are appropriate for any organization that collects, uses, and discloses personally identifying information. Contact us for information about our Corporate Privacy Awareness Program!
Corridor’s Privacy Awareness courses are pre-approved by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for 2.5 Group A Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for CIPP/C, CIPM, and CIPT-certified individuals.
The content for this course was developed by Certified Privacy and Health Information Management Expert Jean Eaton exclusively for Corridor. It teaches basic privacy principles and how they apply to collection, use, and disclosure practices that are common in health care organizations.
By the end of this course, your staff will have a clear understanding of:
- Privacy, confidentiality and security in the context of health care.
- Patient and client rights with respect to their personal information.
- Safeguards that protect personal health information.
- Privacy principles that support provincial and federal privacy legislation.
- How to answer questions from patients about how their personal health information is collected, used and disclosed, and protected.
- How to recognize and report a privacy breach.
The course also includes these features:
- Situation Handling – Realistic, industry-specific scenarios allow learners to practice applying what they have learned.
- Certificate of Completion – The course includes a personalized Certificate of Completion, which the learner can download and print after they have successfully completed the course.
- Relevant Resources – Links to additional learning materials related to privacy and the protection of personal health information are available for optional reading throughout the course and under the References tab.
Are you a health care custodian?
As a custodian, you must ensure all staff members receive privacy awareness training. If you are a custodian, this course will help you be compliant with privacy legislation and meet your professional college standards of practice.
Protect your organization and your patients. Equip your staff with the information they need to confidently and correctly handle personal health information.