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Health Careers and HIPAA. On-Line Training. HIPAA. What is it? Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Act Promulgated in 1996 by the Department of Health and Human Services Public Law 104-191

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Health Careers and HIPAA

On-Line Training


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HIPAA

  • What is it?

    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    • Act Promulgated in 1996 by the Department of Health and Human Services

    • Public Law 104-191

    • Medical Privacy-National Standard to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information


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Current Status

  • HIPAA has changed how medical facilities, clinics, offices, etc. can do business.

  • Industry is accountable for any “leaks” to the public by employees with large fines attached to any prosecution.

  • Many facilities have stricter rules regarding schools and colleges entering their facilities.

  • Health Careers programs may loose sites if students are not properly trained.


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CTE and CME Partnership

  • A partnership was formed with CTE and UND School of Medicine & Health Science - Continuing Medical Education

  • The partnership would allow high school and post secondary students to access the School of Medicine’s electronic HIPAA training program.

  • The electronic training is the same as training provided by facilities for new employees.


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • Health Careers and Health Related programs can access the UND School of Medicine electronic HIPAA training program by enrolling with Continuing Medical Education.

  • There is NO COST for accessing the and using the program.

  • There is a COST for taking the test.

  • The cost for the test is $5.00 per student.


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • Application Process

    • Send application and check attention to:

      • Kylie Behm

      • Continuing Medical Education UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Box 9037 Grand Forks, ND 58202

      • Checks made payable to University of North Dakota

    • Application is the registration roster with school, contact information and students names.

      • The form is an Excel document


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • CME is under agreement with the vendor to add names once each semester according to their contract. Schools will need to support CME and adhere to the deadlines as well.

  • Deadline –

    • Once each semester

    • Fall Semester September 22, 2003

    • Spring Semester TBA


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • CME is under agreement with the vendor to add names once each semester according to their contract. Schools will need to support CME and adhere to the deadlines as well.

  • Deadline –

    • Once each semester

    • Fall Semester September 22, 2003

    • Spring Semester TBA


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • Instructor Training is Provided by staff of the School of Medicine.

  • The first training event was held during the All Service Conference in Bismarck.

  • A second training event can be conducted at UND if needed.

  • We will consider continuing training at the All Service Conference as a post conference session.


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • Currently we have

    • 16 colleges and schools registered

      • 8 campuses health related programs

        • Nursing is the most common participant

      • 8 high school Health Careers programs

    • There are 393 students participating


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • Issues

    • High Schools paying the $5.00 fee

      • Schools have been paying the costs since it is part of the course.

      • Add to next year’s budget

    • Who should take the HIPAA training?

      • Students going on shadows, clinical or internships

    • When should students take the course?

      • When it appropriate within the curriculum.


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HIPAA Electronic Training Program

  • The CTE and CME partnership is meeting the changes within industry.

  • Contact with any questions:


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