Refresher: Privacy Awareness in Health Care — Alberta
Protect Patients. Ensure Privacy. Educate Employees.
October 9, 2019
October 3, 2019
August 29, 2019
January 22, 2019
- In 2019 Alberta Justice Crown Prosecutors laid charges and convicted four separate individuals for health information related breaches. Ongoing education on privacy policies was discussed at each of the cases.
- HIA (Health Information Act) legislation states all clinic staff are considered “affiliates” of patient health records and require mandatory privacy training.
- AMA (Alberta Medical Association), in their best policies and practice requirements, specifies an obligation to “Regularly review and update your privacy and security policies and procedures. Regularly train staff on privacy.”
Have you already taken Corridor’s Privacy Awareness in Health Care course? Stay on top of best practices and privacy legislation with yearly privacy training. An effective compliance program promotes organizational adherence to the HIA, PIPA and FOIP health care requirements. A compliance program is your first line of defense to promote the prevention of criminal conduct, and enforce government rules and regulations, while providing quality care to patients. Compliance programs can help protect practices against improper payments, fraud and abuse, and other potential liability areas.
Corridor’s Privacy Awareness Refresher for Alberta is designed specifically for health care professionals to comply with the HIA’s annual training requirement. The Refresher is a quiz-based review of Corridor’s full Privacy Awareness course authored by renowned privacy expert Jean L. Eaton. The Refresher starts with an initial quiz to assess knowledge on the topics and information covered in the full course. Based on the quiz results, one or more of eight Refresher topic quizzes must be completed, each focusing on a specific subject area. Each Refresher topic quiz includes review pages from the original privacy awareness course. The Refresher covers these topics:
- Refresher Quiz
- 8 Refresher Topic Quizzes
- 9 Optional Course Review Modules
- Case Studies
If the employee passes the initial Refresher quiz, this indicates their knowledge is up-to-date and no further review is required. If the quiz results indicate more work is needed on one or more topics, they will be directed to complete the topic quizzes for those particular areas. Once they have passed any required topic quizzes with the option of reviewing any relevant course pages, the Refresher is complete, and the Health Information Act requirement fulfilled! For the duration of the subscription, employees have full access to all learning content and resources from the original Privacy Awareness course.
Continued education is the most effective way to ensure compliance. Yearly reviews of policies put privacy at the forefront of the organization. Staff stay fresh and on top of critical privacy issues, best practices and legislation regarding the handling of personal health information. More importantly your organization stays out of the news!
Administrators are able to monitor employee progress, track compliance certificates & review when employees have completed the refresher training.
Certificate of Completion
Refresher certificate issued when all quizzes are passed.
Complete Audit Trail
Both administrators and employees can access learning history, tracking compliance to a detailed level.
Easy to Use, Simple to Navigate
Self-directed pace for all levels of employees & different learning styles.
Customization of Training
Allows for customization, incorporating existing policies.
Regular course updates are included in the Refresher to ensure current privacy awareness best practices & regulations.
Efficient single sign-on with easy to access audit trail.
No IT infrastructure required, pay only for the users you subscribe.