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In order to provide the best care for all patients at The University of Toledo Medical Center, employees from both Health Science and Main Campuses are required to complete privacy training.

hipaa_hitechEmployees must be trained in Information Technology Security and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). HITECH, which went into effect Sept. 23, is a new law that affects the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

The employees who are required to have this training include all faculty, staff and clinical students on Health Science Campus, and from the Main Campus areas:

• Office of the President;

• Office of the Provost;

• General Counsel;

• Risk Management and Worker’s Compensation;

• Compliance Office;

• Business Associate Agreements;

• Clinical Research;

• Human Resources;

• Information Management;

• Psychology Department;

• Safety and Health;

• Self-Insurance Plan; and

• Auxiliary Services, including Food Services and Environmental Services.

Employees must complete training before Monday, June 30, and can do so online by visiting utoledo.simpllms.com/login/index.php. Training for both HITECH and IT Security will take less than one hour.

To log in, employees must use their Rocket number with a lower case “r” as their username and “utoledo” as the password. For further directions, visit utoledo.edu/offices/compliance.

If you have questions or are unsure if you are required to take the training, contact Lynn Hutt, UT compliance and privacy officer, at 419.383.6933. Department administrators can request training at a department meeting by contacting Hutt.

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