Admin Corner – Nov/Dec 2015

 
11.6.15

NEW Courses Now Available!

We have released two new courses, one in College of Employment Services and the other in College of Recovery and Community Inclusion. Customers of the applicable content areas will automatically receive the new content, and free demo’s of the content are available to anyone interested (contact us here for details).

College of Employment Services
Employment for People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories
available as of October 30, 2015, description is below.

College of Recovery and Community Inclusion
Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
available as of November 2, 2015, description is below.


Employment for People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories

In these two lessons, I’ll go over specific strategies that can help you support these job seekers. During the course, you’ll hear me use the abbreviation PDCH. This stands for “people with disabilities and criminal histories.”

Lesson 1: Working with People with Disabilities and Criminal Histories

We’ll look at some reasons why employment is important for PDCH. We’ll look at common barriers PDCH face, and how work can help eliminate those barriers. I’ll also talk about strategies that will increase your success with this population of job seekers.

Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain why employment is important for PDCH.
  • List some barriers that PDCH face, and explain how work helps solve these problems.
  • Describe some methods for building rapport and working successfully with PDCH.

Lesson 2: Disclosing to employers  and Accessing Supports

In this lesson, we’ll look at PDCH from an employer’s perspective. I’ll talk about how criminal records work, and go over some incentives for employers to hire PDCH. We’ll look at tools that can be helpful, such as a letter of rehabilitation. And we’ll look at some resources for PDCH, both online and in their communities.

Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain how and why job seekers should obtain a copy of their criminal record.
  • List some incentives for employers to hire PDCH.
  • Explain how and why job seekers should write a letter of rehabilitation.
  • List several good online and community resources for PDCH.

Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

This course is an overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the most current changes to important rules of HIPAA. The course provides information regarding what is protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA. It also supports community mental health practitioners in understanding their role in protecting it. They will also learn what to do if there is a breach of PHI.

Lesson 1: Introduction to HIPAA

Lesson Description:
This lesson provides a brief overview of the current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It introduces basic terms associated with HIPAA. It describes the important role that community mental health practitioners (CMHPs) play in protecting information. It helps them recognize protected health information (PHI). This lesson also introduces four rules essential to HIPAA. These rules are explored more fully in other lessons.

Learning Objective
After completing this lesson, you will be able to recognize (PHI) common to the CMHP role and as defined under HIPAA.

Lesson 2: The Privacy Rule and Security Rule

Lesson Description:
This lesson provides a brief overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. It discusses how these rules impact the work of CMHPs. This lesson also provides the learner with important ways to protect the health information of the people they support.

Learning Objective
After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe how the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules apply to community mental health practitioner roles.

Lesson 3: The Breach Notification Rule and Enforcement Rule

Lesson Description:
This lesson provides a brief overview of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and the HIPAA Enforcement Rule and discusses how these rules impact the work of CMHPs. This lesson also provides the learner with a final review of keeping PHI safe.

Learning Objective
After completing this lesson you will be able to define a breach under the HIPAA rules and state the steps you should take when you suspect a breach.

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