The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act better known as HIPAA, has been called to live by the government to protect patient's private information. HIPAA is aimed at healthcare professionals and staff who have access to patient information. HIPAA certification is a certification designed by private firms accompanied by training and testing. HIPAA certification is not yet officially approved by the government.
There are a set of tests you need to take to get this certificate from one of the private firms which issue HIPPA certificates. There are three levels:
- Certified HIPAA Professional (how to behave as professional under the HIPPA regulations)
- Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (how to make your organisation compliant)
- Certified HIPAA Administrator (aimed at administrative personnel and nurses)
Each level has it's own training and set of goals you need to achieve.