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Hi everyone,

I am a little confused about what HIPAA certification. I just found out one needs to take and pass it to do externships. Would you mid telling me briefly what it is about and how/where I can take it ? Thank you very much
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Hi everyone,

I am a little confused about what HIPAA certification. I just found out one needs to take and pass it to do externships. Would you mid telling me briefly what it is about and how/where I can take it ? Thank you very much
HIPAA: Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
It was passed by the US Legislation to protect the health information of the people by giving guidelines as to what/what not to do in order to protect the health information of your patients - in simple words

Where: The cheapest I could find was on https://www.mymedcerts.com/HIPAA.CFM. If you are able to find one that is cheaper than this then please do mention it here to help others as well.

How: It's a simple online course. You read the slides provided about 100 or so which would take you 40-50 minutes and then take the quiz which is pretty straight forward and easy once you have read the slides. After the quiz you are granted the Certificate of Completion and voila you are certified.

Some universities will provide you their own HIPAA link which you must complete irrespective of whether you have taken it from somewhere else. So do check with the university where you are applying beforehand.
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Thank you very much angygill,

I will for sure post sth here if I find a better deal.

Is there anything else one needs to take & pass in order to do externships ? I would say "no" nut one never knows. BLS for example ? Other ?
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