Do You Need to Build a Privacy Awareness Training Plan in Your Healthcare Practice?


One of the most frequent questions that I receive is “Jean, how often do we need to do privacy awareness training?”

Structured training should be available at least annually.  Just-in-time training and informal reminders can keep privacy top of mind year-round.

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, safeguarding patient privacy isn’t just a legal obligation—it’s a fundamental aspect of quality care delivery. However, ensuring that every staff member understands their role in maintaining confidentiality can be a complex challenge. This is where a robust privacy awareness training program comes into play.

When you have a written practical privacy awareness training plan, you will save clinic managers’ time, manage the risk of employee compliance, and motivate employees to become informed privacy advocates for your patients.

Not Just for New Employees

Privacy awareness training is more than a checklist when new employees are hired.

From receptionists to physicians, every member of a healthcare practice plays a pivotal role in protecting patient information. Contrary to common belief, privacy awareness training isn’t a onetime event; it’s an ongoing necessity. By conducting regular training sessions, staff members are kept up to date on regulations and best practices, which helps to prevent compliance breaches.

As an employer and health care provider, you are responsible for providing regular training to all your employees about privacy awareness.

The Vital Role of the Privacy Officer

The privacy officer spearheads the planning, implementation, and monitoring of privacy training initiatives. Their active involvement is crucial in protecting the organization from legal and reputational risks, through facilitating sessions and ensuring policy compliance.

Mitigating Risks and Ensuring Compliance

Without adequate training, healthcare providers face increased risks of privacy breaches. Ignorance of policies and procedures is not an excuse in the eyes of the law. Organizations that neglect privacy awareness training not only jeopardize patient trust but also expose themselves to severe penalties.

Protect Your Organization and Your Patients

Equip your staff with the information they need to confidently and correctly handle personal health information. Healthcare businesses who want employee and supervisor level privacy awareness training to support key policies, procedures and risk management programs need a privacy awareness training program.

Crafting Your Comprehensive Training Plan

Crafting an effective privacy awareness training plan need not be overwhelming. That’s why we’re excited to offer a **60-minute free webinar** designed specifically for clinic managers and privacy officers. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to design and implement a year-round training plan tailored to your practice’s needs.

Webinar Highlights

  • Practical strategies for developing a comprehensive training plan
  • Real-life scenarios and best practices for mitigating privacy risks
  • Tips for managing staff members who may struggle to grasp privacy concepts
  • Resources to kick-start your training initiatives immediately


Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate privacy standards within your healthcare practice. Register now for our **free 60-minute webinar** and equip your team with the knowledge and skills to safeguard patient confidentiality effectively.

When you invest in training, medical clinics show their commitment to protecting patient privacy and upholding the highest standards of professionalism. Join us for our upcoming webinar and take the first step towards fostering a culture of privacy excellence in your practice.


Build a Privacy Awareness Training Plan for Your Healthcare Practice

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This Webinar Includes

  • Live on-line training
  • Q&A with Jean Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach when you join the webinar live
  • Access to the replay for a limited time
  • Learning Resources Guide
  • Training Plan Template
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