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I’ve been a teacher for the past 15 years, and I’ve taught in several mediums including live classes and computer-based e-learning. I have come to the conclusion that the most effective factor in education and training is fostering emotional investment.
Simply put, students must care about learning the material. The more they care, the more they learn.
The notion of getting emotional investment from students might sound like simple common sense, but it is often not done …and often not even attempted.
The first piece provides an overview of HIPAA and its evolution. The second involves an analysis of HIPAA’s strengths and weaknesses. Overall, I find HIPAA to be one of the most effective privacy regulatory regimes. HIPAA is very effective in large part because it requires privacy and security officials who have responsibility over these issues. These officials develop policies and procedures, perform assessments, and provide HIPAA training to employees, among other things. Privacy laws are not self-executing, and enforcement agencies have limited enforcement resources. The effectiveness of the law depends upon each organization taking compliance seriously, and this starts with a governance structure, awareness training, and things that create a culture of compliance. Many other privacy laws don’t realize this, and fail to include the robust governance components of HIPAA.
The entire issue is here. Copyright belongs to Journal of AHIMA.
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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy training, data security training, HIPAA training, and many other forms of training on privacy and security topics.