Corridor Interactive, a leading online training provider, announced today the launch of three new privacy online training products: Privacy Awareness in Health Care – Canada; Privacy Awareness in Health Care – Ontario; and Refresher: Privacy Awareness in Health Care – Alberta. All three online training products were developed with recognized privacy expert Jean L. Eaton. An effective privacy compliance program promotes organizational adherence to the Health Information Act (HIA), Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Alberta, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) Ontario and the Personal Information Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) requirements. A compliance program is your first line of defense to promote the prevention of criminal conduct, and enforce government rules and regulations, while providing quality care to patients. All three training products help protect practices against privacy and security breaches, improper payments, fraud and abuse, and other potential liability areas through education.
“Privacy breaches continue to dominate the news across Canada, bringing the issue directly to our dining room table,” said Jean Eaton, health care privacy expert, Information Managers Ltd. “Most privacy breaches can be avoided with ongoing staff education; building awareness and understanding on how to collect, use, disclose and protect all patient’s health information is the key for adhering to provincial and federal privacy and security regulations. Corridor’s newest online privacy programs provide a trackable record of employees who have completed the training as well as those that have not fulfilled their training requirements. The trackable record provides proof of compliance if there is a privacy breach within the clinic or organization.”
Corridor’s online training makes it easy for health care organizations to comply with provincial and federal legislation that mandates regular privacy training for all health care providers, staff, and vendors. Privacy Awareness in Health Care Training – Canada includes detailed resources for each province and territory with key terminology and links to applicable privacy legislation. Resources are provided for our ten provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec,Saskatchewan, and three territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. This new product is ideal for both organizations and vendors who provide health care services or have health care clients in more than one province.
Privacy Awareness in Health Care Training – Ontario specifically covers all legislation and rules specific to the province of Ontario. Corridor’s online training products for the healthcare industry include education on understanding privacy; collection, use and disclosure; roles and responsibilities; privacy breaches; safeguards; and many other topics including quizzes, case studies, and exams. The Privacy Awareness suite of training products would be of benefit to any direct care providers such as physicians, allied health professionals and associates, privacy officers, chiropractor clinics and dentists as well as any employees and support staff who are not directly involved in patient care. The training allows the clinic or organization to track compliance down to each individual employee providing a detailed tracking record of compliance. The ability to monitor and access a detailed user audit trail gives the clinic or health professional the required documentation if a breach occurs.
Corridor’s Refresher: Privacy Awareness in Health Care – Alberta is a quiz- based review of Corridor’s full Privacy Awareness course. The Refresher starts with an initial quiz to assess knowledge on the topics and information covered in the full course. Based on the quiz results, one or more of eight Refresher topic quizzes must be completed, each focusing on a specific subject area. The Refresher also includes access to the original course content.
“EFW Radiology believes each employee must be educated to understand their role in protecting patient’s personal information. Corridor’s Privacy training is easy to use for our employees and effective at ensuring all team members are up to date on all aspects of patient’s privacy rights, including how we collect, use, and disclose individually identifying personal information. Corridor’s training not only covers the Health Information Act (HIA) but also provides education in preventing breaches so each employee understands their role in EFW’s strict adherence to privacy,” commented Narin Nerland, Chief Executive Officer EFW Radiology.
Corridor has an exclusive partnership with Jean L. Eaton, a recognized and respected leader and expert in health information management, privacy management and legislation. Ms. Eaton provides solutions that are practical and effective for today’s health care providers. With over twenty years of experience, she has the knowledge and tools to help any health care provider or business improve their information privacy practices.
For over 15 years Corridor has been delivering training solutions for compliance needs on a broad range of workplace issues. Corridor is the leading online training provider for drug and alcohol policies, workplace violence, diversity and inclusion, and privacy awareness. Corridor partners with external Subject Matter Experts; the best in their field to provide rich learning content that allows all levels of employees to understand and apply policies, reducing the legal and financial risk for employers.
Janice E. Park