HIPAA Training Online: Tips for Choosing a Learning Management System
Article by Preston Stiner
Employee training is a vital part of any business, most especially in the health care industry. Health care has one of the highest accident rates of any industry in the country. As if that weren’t enough, employees must also comply with multiple government regulations, like HIPAA and OSHA. The fines for noncompliance are hefty, and can severely harm a clinic unfortunate enough to incur them.
However, the idea of managing employee training has become one that you dread. Getting everybody set up to take the classes, finding instructors and videos, and keeping track of it all becomes a monumental headache. And that’s probably not the only item on your to-do list.
Don’t let necessary employee training become a horrific headache. Online training courses have a number of advantages that can help you manage training simply and efficiently.
What are the benefits of HIPAA compliance online training?
You know how much of a hassle traditional employee training methods are. You have to set up classrooms and instructors and get personnel to rearrange their schedules so they can take the necessary classes. Then, you have to keep track of who’s taken which classes with cumbersome paper records or manual databases that take most of your time to create and maintain. It also doesn’t help when you have to go to multiple employee training providers to make sure that you get all the HIPAA and OSHA training courses you need.
When you need to ensure that 150 employees in your clinic are HIPAA-compliant, that’s a very inefficient way to do it.
With online training, you don’t have to worry about keeping paper records or updating your manual databases. All your employee training records will be online and readily accessible with just your username and password. Instead of rounding up your personnel and interrupting their daily tasks, they can take the training courses whenever they want.
What should I look for in a learning management system?
1) Allows for customization. This is one of the key components for a learning management system. Instead of you having to adapt to your online training system, you can make the online training system adapt to you. Look for a system that allows you to customize training goals for different departments as well as the user interface. With a customizable user interface, you’ll be able to choose which modules to show and which ones to hide, which eliminates clutter from your desktop.
2) Can train multiple courses on one system. If you need to train your employees in both OSHA and HIPAA compliance, then you shouldn’t have one online and one in the classroom. Find an online learning management system that will let you consolidate all your training courses onto one system.
3) Can develop PowerPoint presentations into online training courses. If you’ve already made PowerPoint presentations for HIPAA and OSHA compliance, then find an online learning management system that lets you turn those into online training courses. That way, you have an effective course you’ve already developed that works well with your needs.
4) Can create tests for employee learning retention. Finals were terrible in school, but they were good for one thing: measuring how much you’d learned over the semester. A test at the end of your online HIPAA compliance course will measure how much your employees retained, letting you know if they learned the material or not.
Get started with online training today
Employee training doesn’t have to be your worst nightmare. With online training courses, you can eliminate the clutter of paper records and the stress of interrupting people’s schedules. Find the perfect learning management system today and fulfill all your HIPAA and OSHA training needs.
About the Author
Preston Stiner is the president of Evolve e-Learning Solutions, a solutions provider of e-Learning systems and programs. Don’t spend one more minute giving yourself an ulcer over HIPAA and OSHA training. Request a free evaluation of Evolve’s HIPAA training courses and learning management system at http://www.ehipaatraining.com, a service of Evolve e-Learning Solutions.