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HIPAA Privacy Training

Attention:  Faculty, Staff, Students, and Residents

The University employs certain physicians and other health care providers, and transmits health information in connection with transactions for which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has adopted standards.  In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, the University must comply with Privacy policies and procedures. The University's workforce must undergo periodic HIPAA Privacy training.  

The workforce is defined as employees, volunteers, trainees, and other persons who conduct, in the performance of work for a covered entity, is under the direct control of such entity, whether or not they are paid by the covered entity.  This training is the official University-sanctioned training for HIPAA Privacy compliance purposes.   

If you are a recent new hire or newly enrolled student, you have 30 days from the date of the Enrollment Email you received with the link and instructions to complete this course. 

Below are step-by-step instructions on how to access the course. 

You can choose to take the course in Video, Audio or Silent mode. If you experience difficulties loading the video content or have a slow connection, we suggest that you choose the Audio or Silent version. 

There is a bookmark capability that allows you the flexibility to complete the training in more than one session.


  1. Go to the login page for HIPAA Privacy training
  2. Enter your NetID and password and click the "Login" button. NetID: All faculty, staff, students, and residents at the University are provided with a NetID and password when they join the University. Your NetID: If you do not know your NetID, you can find it by searching for yourself using UTHSC's online directory. Your password: For detailed information about your password, please visit the Password Management website or call the UTHSC HelpDesk at 901.448.2222 or 800.413.7830.
  3. Select the title of the course assigned to you under your Current Activities and click on Launch to start the training.
  4. If your course does not open, please turn off your pop-up blockers to view the course.  Please contact the UTHSC HelpDesk if you need assistance in turning off your pop-up blockers.

If you have questions, please contact the Institutional Compliance Office via email or 901.448.8469.

For those employees needing access to a computer or special assistance, please contact the Institutional Compliance Office.

Last Published: May 29, 2018