HIPAA, OSHA, JCAHO Courses
The healthcare industry employs one-third of all American workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. HIPAA, JCAHO, and OSHA certification courses are the gold standard for many health professionals.
In 2004, only 64 percent of providers reported compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), according to the results of a survey published by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Training courses cover topics like patient rights, physical safeguards against privacy breaches, and technical safeguards against security breaches.
The most recent report by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations found that only about 60 percent of hospitals passed inspection with respect to standardization of abbreviation symbols, risking patient health and hospital accreditation. Training includes age-specific competence, medication errors, and preventing falls.
Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards saves lives in the United States every day, according to the OSHA government website. Training in OSHA is industry-specific and helps employees comply with the standards put forward by the organization. Certification courses can range from 1-20 hours' worth of study, depending on the level of exposure to the issues involved. You can attend classes in a traditional classroom format or work at your own pace and convenience through online education.