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2019 HIPAA Training Trends

Results from 2018 HIPAA

2019 HIPAA Training Trends

2019 HIPAA Training Trends

How Is Healthcare Doing With Training?

Over the past three years, we interviewed over 150 healthcare professionals responsible for HIPAA compliance (i.e., 56 professionals in 2016, 56 in 2017, 40 in 2018) about how they conduct HIPAA training. This infographic is an analysis of their collected responses.


2018 HIPAA TRAINING SUMMARY

  • 73% train their employees at least annually.

  • 38% trained employees about Breach Notification Rule policies.

  • 47% test employee knowledge on HIPAA-related training.


HOW OFTEN ORGANIZATIONS TRAIN THEIR EMPLOYEES

PRO TIP: Employees should receive regular training about HIPAA best practices (e.g., quarterly or monthly), so they don't forget crucial security information.

2018 Data

  • 5% Monthly

  • 0% Quarterly

  • 8% Semi-annually

  • 60% Annually

  • 5% Only new-hire training

  • 12% Don’t know

  • 10% Never

2017 Data

  • 4% Monthly

  • 2% Quarterly

  • 16% Semi-annually

  • 53% Annually

  • 11% Only new-hire training

  • 7% Don’t know

  • 7% Never

2016 Data

  • 5% Monthly

  • 10% Quarterly

  • 2% Semi-annually

  • 60% Annually

  • 0% Only new-hire training

  • 15% Don't know

  • 8% Never

 

ORGANIZATIONS TRAIN EMPLOYEES ON THE FOLLOWING HIPAA RULES

PRO TIP: Employees should be trained on these three HIPAA Rules: Security, Breach Notification, and Privacy Rules.

2018 Data

  • 58% HIPAA Security Rule

  • 38% HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

  • 65% HIPAA Privacy Rule

2017 Data

  • 70% HIPAA Security Rule

  • 34% HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

  • 77% HIPAA Privacy Rule

2016 Data

  • 70% HIPAA Security Rule

  • 70% HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

  • 74% HIPAA Privacy Rule


ORGANIZATIONS TEST EMPLOYEES ON HIPAA TRAINING

PRO TIP: Testing employees on HIPAA-related training promotes security.

2018 Data

  • 47% Yes

  • 14% Don’t know

  • 39% No

2017 Data

  • 34% Yes

  • 9% Don’t know

  • 57% No


2016 Data

  • 39% Yes

  • 10% Don't know

  • 51% No


HOW OFTEN ORGANIZATIONS TEST EMPLOYEES ON HIPAA TRAINING

PRO TIP: Regularly test employees on HIPAA-Related training (e.g., quarterly), so employees remember their training.

2018 Data

  • 5% Monthly

  • 0% Quarterly

  • 0% Semi-annually

  • 44% Annually

  • 0% At new-hire training

  • 10% Don’t know

  • 41% Never

2017 Data

  • 0% Monthly

  • 0% Quarterly

  • 4% Semi-annually

  • 33% Annually

  • 4% At new-hire training

  • 14% Don’t know

  • 45% Never

2016 Data

  • 0% Monthly

  • 4% Quarterly

  • 0% Semi-annually

  • 37% Annually

  • 0% At new-hire training

  • 19% Don't know

  • 40% Never


HIPAA TAKEAWAYS SINCE 2016

  • 46% decrease in organizations that train employees on the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.

  • 20% increase in organizations that test employees on HIPAA training.

  • 21% increase in organizations that test employees on HIPAA training at least annually.

 

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2018 HIPAA Training Trends

Survey results from 2017

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2018 HIPAA Training Trends

HIPAA SNAPSHOT: HIPAA TRAINING TRENDS IN 2017

Over the past two years, we interviewed over 100 healthcare professionals responsible for HIPAA compliance (i.e., 56 professionals in 2016 and 56 in 2017) about how how they conduct HIPAA training. This infographic is an analysis of their collected responses.


2017 SUMMARY

  • 75% of organizations train their employees at least annually.

  • 34% of organizations test employee knowledge on HIPAA-related training.

  • 34% of respondents trained employees about Breach Notification Rule policies.


HOW OFTEN ORGANIZATIONS TRAIN THEIR EMPLOYEES

2017 Data

  • 4% Monthly

  • 2% Quarterly

  • 16% Semi-annually

  • 53% Annually

  • 11% Only new-hire training

  • 7% Don’t know

  • 7% Never

2016 Data

  • 5% Monthly

  • 10% Quarterly

  • 2% Semi-annually

  • 60% Annually

  • 0% Only new-hire training

  • 15% Don't know

  • 8% Never

PRO TIP: Employees should receive regular training about HIPAA best practices (e.g., quarterly or monthly), so they don't forget crucial security information.

 

ORGANIZATIONS TRAIN EMPLOYEES ON THE FOLLOWING HIPAA RULES

2017 Data

  • 70% HIPAA Security Rule

  • 34% HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

  • 77% HIPAA Privacy Rule

2016 Data

  • 70% HIPAA Security Rule

  • 70% HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

  • 74% HIPAA Privacy Rule

PRO TIP: Employees should be trained on all three of the above HIPAA Rules

 

ORGANIZATIONS TEST EMPLOYEES ON HIPAA TRAINING

2017 Data

  • 34% Yes

  • 9% Don’t know

  • 57% No

2016 Data

  • 39% Yes

  • 10% Don't know

  • 51% No

PRO TIP: Testing employees on HIPAA-related training promotes security.

 

HOW OFTEN ORGANIZATIONS TEST EMPLOYEES ON HIPAA TRAINING

2017 Data

  • 0% Quarterly

  • 4% Semi-annually

  • 33% Annually

  • 4% At new-hire training

  • 14% Don’t know

  • 45% Never

2016 Data

  • 4% Quarterly

  • 0% Semi-annually

  • 37% Annually

  • 0% At new-hire training

  • 19% Don't know

  • 40% Never

PRO TIP: Regularly test employees on HIPAA-Related training (e.g., quarterly), so employees remember their training.

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • Since 2016, the number of respondents that train employees on the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule has decreased 51%.

  • Since 2016, the number of respondents that test employees on HIPAA training has decreased by 12%.

  • Since 2016, the number of respondents that regularly test employees on HIPAA training (i.e., at least annually) has increased by 10%.

 

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