With the advent of HIPAA, patients will have greater access to their
own medical records and more control over how their personal information
is used. The new law will change the way Hopkins does business, and
employees need to know how.
Training, therefore, is essential. It will be required for everyone
and participation will be monitored. Most training will be available
online. Sessions take about 40 minutes to complete.
The training Web site, https://secure.lwservers.net/,
is currently under construction and will be complete in mid-March. Employees
without access to the Internet will be assigned alternate training methods.
Other materials also have been developed to help educate the Hopkins
community about HIPAA, including posters, tent cards and more detailed
information on the Web site, www.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/hipaa.