Employees must complete HIPAA training by Nov. 15

September 5, 2012 | UToday
By Staff

An essential part of any patient’s hospital stay or clinical visit to The University of Toledo Medical Center is the assurance that his or her medical information will be held in the strictest confidence and shared only among those providing care.

All staff, faculty and physicians on all campuses who have responsibilities involving the handling of medical records are required to complete an online awareness training session of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by Thursday, Nov. 15.

“So much of health care consists of routines, and it is important that we don’t allow ourselves to lapse into bad habits,” said Lynn Hutt, UT compliance officer. “This refresher course will help ensure that the privacy of patients’ health information stays top-of-mind.”

The 20- to 30-minute training is available at http://utoledo.simpllms.com. To log in, type in your Rocket number for your username and “utoledo” for your password. The system automatically will prompt you to create a unique password. Your brower’s pop-up blocker must be turned off to ensure proper function of the program.

Those with any questions can contact Brittany Stout at 419.383.7168 or Suzanne Jablonski at 419.383.3427 or click here for step-by-step instructions.

Click to access the login or register cheese