Privacy and Security in Healthcare
A recurring feature of our allied healthcare programs at CCI Training Center is our in-house HIPAA certification and training. We teach you the principles of patient privacy and data security, and how it impacts your career in medical assisting; health information; electronic records management; medical billing and coding; or, medical administration.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires a public standard to ensure the privacy of patients’ healthcare information known as the Privacy Rule, or simply HIPAA Privacy. To work in healthcare, it is essential you have a thorough understanding of these rules and how they will affect your career.
Data security is important in all industries, but in healthcare, it takes on heightened significance. There has been a dramatic increase in the volume of highly personal patient information stored and transferred by medical organizations. If this information gets into the wrong hands, it represents a serious breach of those individuals’ privacy. The theft or release of such information exposes patients to identity theft and can open hospitals and clinics up to bribery attempts.
The reason we provide HIPAA certification in Dallas and Arlington is simple: it means employers are more likely to hire you. If you are already aware of HIPAA and its impact on your job, you will require less on-the-job training and the risk of data theft due to error is reduced.