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ONC Creates Training Game

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 14, 2012

Modern Healthcare reports on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s new videogame to help healthcare employees learn what their responsibilities are when it comes to privacy and security. “What we really tried to address is the baseline…for practices that have not used health information technology before,” said Laura Rosas of the ONC's privacy office. The game features examples of “real-world dilemmas,” such as the actions a healthcare worker should take when coming upon an unattended laptop in an exam room exposing one patient’s chart in the presence of another. (Registration may be requires to access this story.)
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