The OCR recently released “new guidance on HIPAA and individual authorization of uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) for research.”

This new guidance further explains:

  • Determining factors of whether a description was sufficient for authorization of use or disclosure of PHI.
  • Circumstances which you should remind someone about their right to revoke authorization.
  • The appropriate means by which someone could revoke authorization.

HIPAA’s Privacy Rule was put in place to protect the private information of individuals. But it also helps ensure that researchers have the ability to access PHI for their research. These rules affect individuals and organizations alike. But they change quite often due to new threats and vulnerabilities. So how can you keep up with it all?

Utilize a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is an affordable, customizable, and reliable way to keep your company up to date with regulations. No matter the size of your business, a lack of investment in workplace education leaves the door wide open for employee error.

Forge LMS allows you to deliver, track, and certify training within your organization. Administrators are able to create trainings and new users, as well as assign trainings and access levels. Managers are able to keep track of the team they’re assigned to, and will receive reminders based on their team’s accomplishments. Employees will be able to easily complete trainings and tests, as well as keep track of their own progress.

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