(Non-Health Care Personnel, Health Care Personnel, Students, and Computer Security)
According to HIPAA, it is essential that all individuals covered by the Privacy Rule be trained in the Penn State policies and procedures and those procedures necessary for them to perform their assignment. Since research done by faculty and staff may involve the use of Protected Health Information (PHI), there is specialized training for researchers. Staff members of clinical services need to extend their current knowledge of health care privacy matters to the specifics required by the Privacy Rule. Students who are going out on internships must participate in the training specifically developed for students and also follow the policies of their cooperating organization.
Please refer to University Policy, AD22, HIPAA, Training Requirements, for additional guidance.
This training enables Penn State, in its capacity as a creditor, to protect existing consumers, reduce risk from identity fraud, and minimize potential damage from fraudulent accounts with the least possible impact on business operations.