Supremus Group to Provide The Dept. of Veteran Affairs With Compliance Training and Certification

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  • Iowa City, IA (1888PressRelease) September 22, 2012 - will provide five days HIPAA Certification training for Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert (CHPSE) to Dept. of Veteran Affairs Security Compliance Audit team.

    The five days training will give advanced competency in designing, implementing, and administering comprehensive privacy and security protection programs in all types of healthcare organizations. From this training employees will learn the following about HIPAA:

    Understand what HIPAA means, how it affects your organization, and what significant changes in policies, procedures & processes within the organization in the handling of patient records.
    Understand the changes to HIPAA rules due to ARRA 2009 HITECH Act.
    Have an in-depth understanding of HIPAA Security, Privacy and Transaction rule.
    Understand who Business Associates are and what will they have to do to ensure HITECH HIPAA compliance.
    Examine how implementing HIPAA will affect the way healthcare entities organize and staff to achieve and monitor compliance with patient privacy/confidentiality needs.
    Understand the new Enforcement rule.
    Review specific requirements and implementation features within each security category.
    Step through how to plan and prepare for HIPAA compliance. HIPAA is about awareness first, assessment second and finally action focused on gaps identified.
    Understand all required and addressable HIPAA Security implementation specifications.
    Review core elements of a security policy document for a health care entity.
    Review specific requirements and implementation features within each security category.
    Identify core elements of a compliance plan that every health care entity is required to develop for business continuity and disaster recovery.
    This training will enable the audit team to effectively conduct HIPAA Security Rule assessments at the VHA's 152 medical facilities and periodically review and assess the progress of previous HIPAA violators & business associates.

    This training is also recommended for business associates, consultants and others who service VHA facilities to ensure that compliance efforts are initiated at all levels to maintain HIPAA compliance and avoid any breach by business associates.

    Target Audience for this training is:

    Business Associates and HIPAA Compliance Officers of Covered Entities
    Healthcare Managers
    Healthcare Consultants
    Business Associates and Compliance Team members of Covered Entities
    Healthcare Legal representatives
    Software Business Analysts
    Software development Project Managers
    Health care quality assurance and risk managers

    For more details on this HIPAA Compliance Training, visit

    About Dept of Veterans Affairs
    The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is the United States government's second largest department, after the United States Department of Defense. VA employs nearly 280,000 people at hundreds of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, clinics, and benefits offices and is responsible for administering programs of veterans' benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors.

    About Supremus Group LLC, Supremus Group LLC, has served more than 2700 clients. We offer comprehensive HIPAA training for healthcare organizations, health plans, employers, business associates, and alternative medicine providers. Courses, which have been updated to reflect HITECH & meaningful use requirements, are offered in multiple formats, including instructor-led HIPAA training, online training courses, and customized onsite training. After course completion, participants may obtain one of the following HIPAA certifications: CHPA (Certified HIPAA Privacy Associate), CHPE (Certified HIPAA Privacy Expert), CHSE (Certified HIPAA Security Expert), and CHPSE (Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert).
    In addition to HIPAA training, the company also provides HIPAA compliance tools, kits, manuals, training, templates, and compliance consulting services in the areas of HIPAA security risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, contingency planning, and HIPAA security audits.

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