Integrity Interactive Corporation, a leading provider of online ethics and compliance training programs, has added two new courses focused on HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. "HIPAA for Pharmaceutical Sales" and "HIPAA for Medical Device Sales & Field Personnel" are the first of Integrity's highly regarded ethics and compliance courses to focus directly on HIPAA privacy regulations.

The new HIPAA courses address privacy rules that affect employees who enter healthcare settings to promote, sell or service medical devices or pharmaceutical products. The courses are set at Integrity's fictional company GlobeCo and train pharmaceutical and medical device sales representatives on how to comply with the latest HIPAA privacy regulations.

HIPAA, a federal law passed in 1996, covers protected health information (PHI) collected during medical treatment or research. PHI is any health-related information that is identified by name or Social Security number, date of birth, diagnosis, address, telephone number, or other identifying number, full-face photographs or any other detail that could be used to identify an individual.

Under HIPAA, healthcare providers are required to limit the access, use and disclosure of PHI they collect during treatment or research. When conducting business in healthcare settings, sales representatives and other employees must make sure to respect the privacy procedures in place by avoiding any inappropriate access, use or disclosure of PHI. The Integrity Interactive online HIPAA training courses drive these points home using story-based training that is based on real-life scenarios.

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