Genesys Software Systems Announces Comprehensive HIPAA e-Learning Available Through PeopleComeFirst Healthcare Learning Advantage

October 22, 2002

METHUEN, Mass. — October 22, 2002 — – Genesys Software Systems, Inc., a provider of software and outsourcing services for learning management, human resource (HR) management, payroll, and benefits, announced today the availability of new e-learning courses covering a range of information and training needs related to the protection of patient privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The courses include an overview, which discusses the fundamentals of patient privacy and the associated legal requirements, as well as specialized training courses for specific healthcare constituencies: executives and department heads, HIPAA task force members and compliance officers, physicians and office staffs, and insurance verifiers, coders, and other employees involved in the transfer of medical information.

These new courses are fully deployable through PeopleComeFirst Learning, a competency and learning management system, and can be associated to specific jobs and competency requirements for employees in virtually any healthcare organization. The courseware was developed by Graphic Education, a partner company with years of experience developing computer-based training to meet the mandatory training needs of the healthcare industry.

The HIPAA training courses are supplemented by a glossary and reference database, which details HIPAA regulations, clarifies terminology, and discusses how specific regulations apply to different departments and organizations. Required forms and documents are also included.

The federal privacy regulation guarantees patient access to medical records, gives patients more control over how health information is used and disclosed, and provides a clear avenue of recourse if medical privacy is compromised. The rule will protect medical records and other personal health information maintained by healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans, and health insurers. Organizations have until April 14, 2003 to comply with the training requirements outlined for privacy protection.

In addition to the new HIPAA courses, PeopleComeFirst Healthcare Learning Advantage offers an extensive e-learning library comprised of more than 80 courses to address JCAHO and OSHA training requirements, as well as those of other accreditation and regulatory organizations. All courses include performance assessments.

“Essentially, Healthcare Learning Advantage gives any healthcare organization the ability to fully meet HIPAA training and reporting requirements from a single source, without the assistance of outside consultants,” said Steve Munini, chief developer of PeopleComeFirst Learning. “And just as importantly, the same learning management efficiencies can be applied to other mandatory processes.”

“In many areas, HIPAA requirements are vague and potentially confusing. Since this is a new regulation, there’s still misinformation and misunderstanding out in the market,” said Jon Rosen, president of Graphic Education. “We’ve designed these courses to help organizations fully understand and comply with all legal nuances and designed tools to streamline the reporting process without hiring outside services.”

PeopleComeFirst Healthcare Learning Advantage is offered through integration partnerships with Graphic Education and the WynnLyn Group, architects of a healthcare job description and competency database that gives organizations the ability to quickly develop unique, detailed job descriptions.

Healthcare Learning Advantage is available as a licensed solution for installation on corporate intranets or as a hosted solution, using Genesys Software’s state-of-the-art data center facilities. A demo is available on request.

About Graphic Education

Graphic Education is a healthcare digital learning company creating and selling computer and Web-based education since 1997. Graphic Education’s training products cover a wide range of topics, including age-specific care, asthma management, breastfeeding, clinical delegation and nursing roles, alcohol risk assessment and counseling, ethical care for home health, infection control for home health, pain management, and safety in home health. Graphic Education customers include more than 1,700 North American service and academic healthcare organizations. Known for outstanding product design and effectiveness, Graphic Education received Sigma Theta Tau International’s 1999-2000 Technology Award for best professional education. For more information, visit or call 888 354 6600.

About Genesys

PeopleComeFirst Learning, a web-based learning and competency management system, is a new addition to the Genesys portfolio. PeopleComeFirst Learning, was recently selected by Christiana Care to centralize learning and professional development for its 10,000 employees.

Genesys Software Systems is a privately held company with headquarters in Methuen, Massachusetts, and offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1981, the company offers an extensive solution suite for comprehensive payroll, human resources, benefits, and learning and competency management. All products and services are based on a high-performance, Web-native architecture that enables users to conduct day-to-day business activities — including complex payroll production, data entry, reporting and inquiries — with a standard Web-browser interface.

For the past eight years, hundreds of clients have depended on Genesys Software Systems for outsourcing and ASP services for confidential, mission-critical business and employee data. Headquarter facilities include a state-of-the-art data center with extensive security, backup, and redundant systems. For more information, visit and or call (800) 580-5450.