Augmented penalties, audits, and required breach notifications under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act's amendments to HIPAA have raised the stakes for healthcare organizations' compliance. IPS is designed to help ensure HIPAA compliance, quality assurance, and risk reduction.
IPS consists of three courses on Health Privacy (focusing on HIPAA), Information Security, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which can be utilized based on organizational needs. Each course includes content for individuals who only need basic information, as well as content tailored to specific roles, applications, devices, and settings. It is suitable for anyone who works with individually identifiable health data (HIPAA-defined "PHI"), or FERPA-covered educational records and data, or has responsibilities for setting policies and procedures with respect to these types of data.
The Health Privacy and Information Security courses were authored by Reid Cushman, PhD, of CITI Program and peer-reviewed by experts.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) course was authored by Thomas W. Gold, PhD, of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and peer-reviewed by experts.
Upcoming Subscription Changes: Effective April 1, 2023, a new HIPAA series that is separate from the IPS series will be available. As such, after April 1, the Health Privacy (HIPAA) course will no longer be part of IPS, and the current Health Privacy modules will be part of the new HIPAA series. After April 1, IPS will contain the Information Security course, FERPA course, and five IPS-focused webinars.
Language Availability: English, Korean
Suggested Audiences: Administrators, Educators, Individuals Working with Identifiable Health Data (HIPAA-defined “PHI”), Instructors, IRB Administrators, IRB Members, Researchers, Students, Teachers