HIPAA Training

Mandatory Annual HIPAA Training

All members of the BUGSDM community are required to complete training and re-training for HIPAA on an annual basis. HIPAA training is a regulatory requirement mandated by federal law as well as required under the policies of Boston University.

All staff, students, residents and all faculty members, (including volunteer faculty, faculty with dual appointments in other BU schools and colleges, and non-BU schools and colleges, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, etc.) must complete the Boston University online HIPAA Privacy and Security Training between the dates of October 2, 2017 and October 31, 2017.

Questions have arisen over the years regarding the duplication of the HIPAA training for newly hired faculty and staff and newly matriculated students. Any HIPAA training that has been taken and completed prior to October 2, 2017 or previously completed similar training at another school or medical facility, will need to be taken again for the 2017 and 2018 academic year. This would also apply to all new hires or new students who took the HIPAA training this past July and August.

Here is how you begin:

HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

  1. Go to http://dent-sps.bumc.bu.edu/portal/
  2. Click on “Login to your account” in the upper right hand corner
  3. Log in using your BU Login Name and your Kerberos Password
  4. Click on the “Training” tab
  5. Click on “HIPAA training” from the dropdown menu
  6. Read the training instructions
  7. Click on the “Privacy Module” tab
    1. Complete “Step 1” by accessing the Privacy training either in PDF or Powerpoint format
    2. Complete “Step 2” by passing the required quiz
  8. Click on the “Security Module” tab
    1. Complete “Step 1” by accessing the security training either in PDF or Powerpoint format
    2. Complete “Step 2” by passing the required quiz
  9. Click on the “HIPAA Training Evaluation” tab
    1. Complete “Step 1” by providing feedback to all the questions
    2. Complete “Step 2” by clicking on the “Save and Complete HIPAA Training Evaluation” button
  10. After completion of all three sections, an e-mail will be sent confirming that you have completed the training
  11. Save a copy of the confirmation for your own records.

Note: You will be required to retake a quiz if you do not pass. In order for training to be considered complete you must pass the required quizzes associated with both the Privacy and Security Modules.

If you have any questions regarding the HIPAA annual training, please contact the Compliance and Quality Management program at gsdmcomp@bu.edu or (617) 638-5120.

Regards,
Compliance and Quality Management
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine