PRESS RELEASE: HIPAA Settlements in 2017 Emphasize Training. Acquire Deep HIPAA Knowledge with the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Program

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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- MAY 10, 2017: HIPAA Settlements in 2017 emphasize training. For example, on January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) entered into a resolution agreement with MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (“MAPFRE”) relating to a breach of protected health information (“PHI”) contained on a portable storage device. The resolution agreement requires MAPFRE to pay $2,204,182 to OCR and enter into a Corrective Action Plan that obligates MAPFRE to submit its security awareness training program to OCR and provide training to all workforce members.

The HIPAA Academy™ has trained over 18,000 professionals and is today the gold standard in the industry for HIPAA Training and certification. HIPAA Academy™ also delivers solutions in the areas of healthcare Professional Services, HIPAA Advisory Services, HIPAA Risk Analysis, Contingency planning, Security Policy development, Audit and Evaluation. HIPAA Academy™ clients include Hospitals, several State governments, including the State of Oregon, Iowa and Illinois, as well as many county governments, long term care organizations and many others.


HIPAA Certification Online offers online training and exams for the following categories of HIPAA professional certification:

  • The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) exam validates knowledge and skills in the core areas of HIPAA Administrative Simplification legislation, Transactions and Code Sets Requirements, Privacy Requirements and Security Requirements.

  • The Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA) exam validates knowledge and skills in the core area of HIPAA Administrative Simplification with emphasis in the Privacy Rule requirements.

HIPAA Certification Online offers the following online curriculum for HIPAA Certification:

  • 101. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Background
  • 102. HIPAA Certification Online: HITECH Act and the Final Rule
  • 103. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Compliance. Who Has to Comply
  • 104. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Penalties and Fines
  • 105. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • 106. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets
  • 107. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Identifiers
  • 108. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Security Rule
  • 109. HIPAA Certification Online: HIPAA Administrative Safeguards
  • 110. HIPAA Certification Online: Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards & Other Standards

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This curriculum relates to the certification examinations as follows:

  • Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA): Courses 101, 102, 103, 104 and 105
  • Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP): Courses 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 and 110

The HIPAA Certification Online's courses are created by national experts and special legal counsel and are designed by experienced e-learning graphic engineers. HIPAA Certification Online course curriculum emphasizes accessible graphics and succinct text. HIPAA Certification Online's courses are delivered on an advanced and flexible learning management system (LMS).

Students will be given their own home page which will set forth course assignments, report on work completed thus far and provide periodic updates on regulatory developments and other matters of interest. HIPAA Certification Online courses are designed to interest as well as inform the student and are available 24/7. Each course presents a specific body of content expressed through text and graphics. Upon the completion of the course, the student takes a brief examination to assess comprehension of the course content. Upon successful completion of the examination the student will receive a certificate of course completion.

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