Integrity Booster 2015

For questions about the Integrity Booster 2015 or Integrity Foundations, please contact the Integrity Department at or 503-494-8849, option 2.

On March 23rd the Integrity Department launched the newest iteration of their annual training series: Integrity Booster 2015.  This online training is required of all OHSU community members, and can be found on Compass.

Alternatively, those without OHSU network access will need to complete the course within Big Brain.


The 'Integrity Booster 2015' course lives on the Compass learning system.  If you are unfamiliar with Compass, below you will find instructions on how to access Compass and locate the course.

OHSU Employees / Students / Those with Network Access

  1. Click Compass or enter the following URL into your browser:;
  2. On the top right hand side of the box displayed, find the line which appears: "OHSU employees, click here to log in";
  3. Click the hyperlink text to be routed to an OHSU secure login page;
  4. Enter your Network Username and Password
    (Note: this does not include;
  5. On the bottom right hand side, you will see "My Assigned Training";
  6. Select "Integrity Booster 2015" within this frame to be routed to the course page;
  7. Select Launch to begin the course.


Vendors, Contractors and Volunteers

Those without network access can take the 'Integrity Booster 2015' through the Big Brain system.

  1. Click Big Brain or enter the following URL into your browser:;
  2. Returning users will enter their Username and Password under the "Returning to Big Brain?" banner, while new users will select "Register" on the left hand side of the page;
  3. Once access to Big Brain has been granted, locate "Integrity Booster 2015" under the "Newly Required or Overdue Courses" banner;
  4. Select "Register for this Course," and then "Integrity Booster 2015" under the "Title" banner.
  5. A new window will open, and you can proceed with taking the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's different about Integrity Booster 2015?

This year's booster provides information on topics pertinent to community safety. From the protections granted by Title IX and the Campus SaVE act, to data protection measures surrounding cloud storage and social media; it is important to understand the policies and procedures in place to prevent unnecessary conflicts or breaches of protected information. 

The Integrity Booster 2015 on Big Brain says it's for vendors and contract employees.  Is this the same course?  Or where can I find the correct course?

This course is located on the Compass learning system.

There is version of the course offered to contract employees and vendors through the Big Brain system, but as a member of the OHSU workforce, you will need to complete the correct version in Compass in order to be shown as in compliance.

How do I check my employee's compliance?

Managers and those running compliance reports can run these in Compass for the Integrity Booster 2015.  Follow the link for instructions on how to run the Past Due Report in Compass for your staff.  You can continue to use Big Brain as normal for any of the courses that reside in Big Brain.

I have recently completed the Integrity Booster.  Do I still need to take this course?

Even though you may have completed the previous version of the booster recently, you'll be asked to complete the new version now and annually.  The Integrity Department would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciates your continued efforts to ensure education compliance.

Is this course required to obtain my ID badge?

No, this course is not an ID badge requirement.  Last year's Integrity Booster can now be found under the name 'Integrity Foundations,' and will fulfill the badging requirement moving forward.

Whom can I contact if I have questions?

Please direct any questions to the OHSU Integrity Department at 503 494-8849 option 2 or .

Research Coordinators

 Integrity Foundations is the new name of the 2014 Integrity Booster.  Compliance data will still be sent to Cognos Researcher Snapshot where you can continue to search for compliance. Currently, there is no expiration date for Integrity Foundations course.

Please contact the with any questions.

Booster Resources Glossary of Terms

Glossary is organized by order of appearance. 

Integrity Booster 2015 Glossary

Ethical Culture:  one that promotes principled behavior that makes a positive impact.

Title IX:  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding.

Campus SaVE Act: As part of the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 ("VAWA"), the Campus Sexual Violence Act prohibits domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Fraud: The intentional deception or misrepresentation made by a person with the knowledge that the deception could result in some unauthorized benefit to him/herself or some other person.

Waste: Relating primarily to mismanagement, inappropriate actions and inadequate oversight.  It is not generally considered to be caused by criminally negligent actions, but by the misuse of resources.

Abuse: Practices that are inconsistent with sound fiscal, business, or medical practices and result in unnecessary costs.  This includes the destruction, diversion, manipulation, misapplication, maltreatment, or misuse of resources.

False Claim: The False Claims Act prohibits submitting a false claim to a federal payer for reimbursement.

Conflict of Interest

Outside Activities: An activity "outside" of the scope of the individual's employment with OHSU.

Significant Financial Interests: The following interests of the disclosure and those of the discloser's spouse, partner or children: compensation, equity interests, intellectual property rights, non-royalty payments, service in an executive position and reimbursed or sponsored travel.

Emergency Management

Emergency: any unplanned event that can cause harm to the OHSU community.  This includes fires, hazardous material incidents, winter storms, explosions, earthquakes, and more.

OHSU Alerts:  OHSU has an emergency notification system in case of a serious or imminent threat to health, safety, or business operations.  You may sign up to receive immediate messages that will provide problem locations and suggested actions.

Location Code / Mail Code: identifiers to help locate employees, both in emergency and non-emergency situations.

Information Privacy & Security

Classified: information that is extremely sensitive or has national security implications.

Confidential: individual information protected by OHSU policy and/or federal, state or other applicable regulations.

Proprietary: information that is not for public review or access and would carry financial concern to the organization.

Haiku / Canto: Approved Epic applications for taking treatment related photos on a mobile device.

Box: OHSU's only approved cloud-based file storage and collaboration service.

Encryption:  OHSU policy was expanded to make encryption a requirement for any device that is capable of accessing and storing protected OHSU information.

Citrix Desktop: With prior approval, OHSU employees can access the OHSU network remotely using Citrix.  Remote Access allows you to use OHSU programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Lync, Outlook, Kronos and Smart Web) through the web.

Clinical Integrity

Open Payments Database: Open Payments requires manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, biologics, or medical supplies to collect detailed information about payments and other "transfers of value" worth over $10 from manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals.  This information became available to the public in 2014 via the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments Database, a publicly accessible, searchable website with downloadable information about these payments.

Professional Boundaries: Professional boundaries are the limits and responsibilities each of us must uphold when working with others at OHSU

Stark Law (Self-Referral Statute): The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation of Act of 1989 (OBRA) bans physicians from referring lab specimens to any entity with which the physician has a financial relationship. 

Anti-kickback: Prohibits the solicitation, receiving, offering or paying of any remuneration directly or indirectly in cash or in any kind of exchange for a Medicare or Medicaid referral.

Copy / Paste:  One way errors can be created within the EHR through the reproduction of text or other data from a source to a destination.  Information can be posted to the wrong location, not be updated appropriately, and ultimately compromise the quality of care and privacy received by the patient.

Make me the Author:  This is another way that errors can be created within EHR.  This updates the author of a note, making it difficult to identify the original author and preventing an accurate reflection of the work performed.

Integrity Department

Integrity Hotline: Confidential and anonymous.  Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Telephone: 1-877-733-8313

Photo Citations

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Peter O. Kohler Pavilion atrium," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Alumni Fountain and Mackenzie Hall in snow," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Entrance to the Portland Aerial Tram from within the Peter O. Kohler Pavilion," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Carr, Shannon (photographer), "Library," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Mount Hood and Portland Aerial Tram cabin," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Portland Aerial Tram cabin and OHSU upper campus," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Portland Aerial Tram cabin at sunrise with Mount Hood," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,

Anderson, Cyril "Kent" (photographer), "Sculptures on terrace of Peter O. Kohler Pavilion," OHSU Digital Commons, accessed March 2, 2015,