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COMPLIANCEDGE™ From CCH Gives Hospitals, Health Plans A Head Start On HIPAA
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 8, 2002) – An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure when it comes to health – and when it comes
to healthcare compliance, too, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a
leading provider of health law and compliance information. Healthcare
organizations subject to the privacy and security requirements of the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
can act now to ensure that their employees will know exactly what they
must do to comply when the provisions of the Act become effective next
year. ComplianceEdgeTM, an efficient and
cost-effective training system from CCH and Ernst & Young, now
offers training in HIPAA compliance training for hospitals, integrated
delivery systems and health plans in a proven, web-based format.
"Training employees so that they understand the privacy
procedures of the Act is an explicit requirement under HIPAA,"
noted Anne Geron, marketing manager for CCH’s health, medical and
entitlements group. "While the official guidance mentions
interactive software programs as an appropriate training method for
larger organizations, we’ve found that ComplianceEdge can be
effective in organizations from very small hospitals to large,
integrated healthcare systems."
Expert Training That Documents Compliance
With ComplianceEdge, employees can access their lessons on
their own PC, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because its tutorials
are delivered over the Internet, ComplianceEdge eliminates the
need for costly enhancements to an institution’s training structure.
There is no need to install any software or inventory any CD-ROMs. ComplianceEdge
can integrate seamlessly with any existing HR training programs.
ComplianceEdge provides a streamlined, cost-efficient means for
training, but it does not compromise on quality. ComplianceEdge
was developed by the trusted, expert legal analysis of CCH, in
conjunction with the compliance experts of Ernst & Young, LLP.
Each tutorial provides users with an interactive learning experience
based upon the e-learning best practices used by some of the top
healthcare organizations around the country.
The system documents employee training for both internal use as
well as to demonstrate compliance to government and accreditation
agency auditors. Most important, the ComplianceEdge training
material is constantly updated to reflect any revised legislation and
procedures, so organizations know that they are always providing
HIPAA Series Lessons
ComplianceEdge materials for
HIPAA include one series for hospitals and integrated delivery
systems, with most lessons available now, and one series for health
plans and managed care organizations which will be available shortly.
Business Associate Liability
Contracting with Business Associates
Introduction to Privacy, Security, and Code Sets
Privacy and Security Risk Assessment
Privacy – Handling Protected Information
Privacy – Penalties of Noncompliance
Patient’s Right to Notice and Additional Protections*
Protected Health Information – Patients’ Rights*
Health Plan Series:
Consumer Consent Authorization*
Data Transfer and Minimum Necessary Information*
Overview for Health Plans*
PHI and IIHI – Disclosure and Confidentiality*
Requirements for Business Associates*
Presented using clear, easily identifiable headings and
organization and lean graphics for faster download, each self-paced ComplianceEdge
lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
The lessons employ a proven, interactive structure that identifies
objectives, involves the learner and documents mastery of the
- Pre-Test. Users are first given a pre-test to take a quick
measure of their prior understanding of the subject.
- Lesson Objectives. The tutorial presents the lesson
objectives as defined events – meaning, the user is told
specifically what job tasks the lesson will enable him or her to
do accurately upon completion of the tutorial.
- Setting the Stage. Explains the context of the issues
covered in the lesson to "real-life" scenarios.
- Practice Questions. The tutorial tests the users’
knowledge, providing immediate feedback.
- Pop-up Windows. When needed, users can click on links to
get a more detailed explanation of a particular topic.
- Job-Specific Application Tips. Users get a quick review of
each lesson to see how it applies to a related real-life job
- Lesson Summaries. At the end of the lesson, the tutorial
reviews the main points covered as a means of review.
- Post-Test. The tutorial administers test questions
benchmarking the user’s level of knowledge gained upon
completing the course.
For More Information
For more information on ComplianceEdge, contact Daniel J.
Weissburg at CCH at (847) 267-2145 or visit the ComplianceEdge
web site at www.ComplianceEdge.com
for more information and an online product demonstration.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in
1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and
their clients. For more than 50 years, the company has regularly
tracked, reported, explained and analyzed health and entitlement law
for healthcare providers, insurers, attorneys and consumers.
CCH is the premier provider of Medicare and Medicaid information
and publishes the industry standards, the CCH Medicare and Medicaid
Guide and the CCH Healthcare Compliance Portfolio. CCH is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be
accessed at cch.com. The CCH Health
web site can be accessed at health.cch.com.
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Editor’s Note: Members of the media interested in
reviewing ComplianceEdge may contact Leslie Bonacum at (847)
267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.