Orientation Schedule Fall 2010
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Information to set up your NET ID should have been received in your Orientation Packet previously forwarded to you from the Office for Graduate Education. If this has not already been accomplished, please contact the Office for Graduate Education at:
Linda Lipani, Registrar and Director of Student Services at:
Marcia Perotto, Assistant Registrar at:
Department of Public Health Sciences policy requires each of us to complete an annual mandatory in-service education. This education references internal policies and procedures, JCAHO and OSHA standards, and other mission-critical information.
This program is:
- Required of all staff and associated health care providers of Strong Health
- Mandated by URMC policies and/or national, state and Joint Commission regulations.
The deadline for compliance:
Pattie Kolomic, HWH 4W158, Box 644
Tel. (585) 275-7882
HSPP (Human Subjects Protection Program)
To assure compliance with state, federal, and institutional regulations governing the protection of human subjects, we require all faculty, staff, and students to successfully complete the Human Subjects Protection Program (a self-study program consisting of an informational textbook and an examination) before engaging in human subject research in the Department of Community & Preventive Medicine.
Please contact Janice Taylor at (585) 273-4127 to request program materials. They will be sent to you via inter-office mail. (It will take approximately 7 hours to read the text and complete the examination.) (Unless otherwise stated, do the Behavioral portion of the exam.)
Return the completed examination to the Office of Human Subjects Protection, as directed in the program materials.
You will receive notification of your Pass/Fail status by mail; please forward a copy to Elaine Topeck at Box 644.
The deadline for compliance:
If you have already completed this training, please forward a copy of your notification letter to Elaine Topeck at Box 644.
If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Griffin-Roth at (585) 273-2613.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), includes new important laws and regulations governing health insurance coverage protection and health information security for Americans and their families. The intent of HIPAA is to assure the portability of health insurance, decrease healthcare fraud and abuse, improve efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare, enforce standards, and guarantee security and privacy of patient identifiable information. Title II of HIPAA is Administrative Simplification, the intent of which is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health information by standardizing electronic data interchange (EDI) and protect the security and privacy of health information by setting standards.
Workforce Member Training Record Forms with identified specific modules to be completed are provided in your folder. Please forward completed and signed training record forms for both HIPAA Privacy and Security to Elaine Topeck, Secretary, Box 644 by mid-September.
- www.hhs.gov/ - The US Department of Health and Human Services Research, Policy and Administration site offers numerous searchable pages for information on general health policies.
- http://aspe.hhs.gov/admnsimp/ - The US Department of Health and Human Services has the text of the administrative simplification law and regulation on HIPAA.
- http://amc-hipaa.org - A comprehensive document addressing HIPAA implementation in an Academic Medical Center environment.
- www.ahima.org - The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a professional association that represents more than 40,000 specially educated health information management professionals who work throughout the healthcare industry.
- www.healthcaresecurity.org - The Forum on Privacy and Security in Healthcare is a HOST-affiliated, industry group working with the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), a government agency, to provide a wide-based industry view on security issues confronting healthcare.
- www.afehct.org - The Association for Electronic Healthcare Transactions is an organization that addresses technical and policy issues and is a recognized leader by government healthcare and legislative organizations. The AFEHCT also offers workgroups focusing on identifying issues and implementation concerns regarding HIPAA Standards.
- www.himss.org - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society represents the interests of healthcare professionals and is a comprehensive source for up-to-date information in this policy field. The HIPAA focus area outlines a variety of issue areas including news, education, publications, solutions, and conferences.
- www.ncqa.org - The National Committee for Quality Assurance provides general information centered upon healthcare quality improvement and accountability.
- www.wedi.org - The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange website promotes electronic commerce in the healthcare industry. Also included is a section devoted to information, reports, publications, and activities related to HIPAA.
- www.cdt.org/privacy/guide/start/ - The Center for Democracy and Technology offers a comprehensive guide to protecting one's privacy on the information superhighway.
- www.mgma.com - A resource for HIPAA implementation, the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA's) core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices and the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage/lead them.