Drexel University
College of Medicine

Privacy and Security Information



  Begin the HIPAA Privacy and Security Program Training

When you click the link above to begin the program, you will be prompted to enter EITHER
your DrexelOne UserID (e.g., xyz12) and password
your DrexelMed UserID (e.g., ASmith) and email password


  • Please allow approximately 40 minutes to complete this program
  • The 34 minute PowerPoint presentation with audio provides all faculty, students and staff at the Drexel University College of Medicine with the required training for the HIPAA Privacy Program
  • At the end of the program, there is a 9 question quiz
  • After successful completion of the quiz, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion for your records
  • In addition, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you
  • When you click the above link, you will be prompted to enter your Drexel University User ID (e.g., xyz12) and your domain password (Faculty and staff, this is NOT your new DrexelMed username and password)
  • View the Multimedia Requirements & Technical Help page for assistance

 If you have already completed the program and you wish to print a duplicate certificate, click here.

-from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web Site

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

HIPAA Health Insurance Reform
Title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.

HIPAA Administrative Simplification
The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addresses the security and privacy of health data. Adopting these standards will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in health care.

PUBLIC LAW 104-191
AUG. 21, 1996
Public Law 104-191
104th Congress

An Act
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.