Bodenger quoted about selecting appropriate HIPAA training
George W. Bodenger, a member of Saul Ewing’s Health Care Practice, is quoted in this article about the drawbacks of off-the-shelf programs to train medical staff about compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He also discusses the importance of properly documenting this training for the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
“OCR takes that very seriously, because otherwise there is no way to prove that someone has been trained,” George states in the article. “The training also needs to be geared to the type of personnel. There will be very different training for nurses and for housekeepers, and if you’re providing the same stock training to both groups, you’re not serving either one well.”