Integrity Booster Resources

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On February 1st the Integrity Department launched the newest iteration of their annual training series: Integrity Booster 2017.  This online training is required of all OHSU community members, and can be found on Compass.

Instructions

The 'Integrity Booster 2017' course lives in 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: https://ohsu.csod.com/
  2. On the top right hand side of the box displayed, find the line which appears: "OHSU employees and students, 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 @ohsu.edu)
  5. On the bottom right hand side, you will see "My Assigned Training."
  6. Select "Integrity Booster 2016" within this frame to be routed to the course page.
  7. Select Launch to begin the course.

* Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. If you use a Mac, please make sure you use Firefox or Chrome. Safari is not a supported browser.


Those without Network Access

If you are a visiting doctor, scholar, non-OHSU student, non-OHSU trainee, intern, non-research volunteer or other affiliate of OHSU, you will first need to complete and submit the Compass access request form. For more information, see the following page on accessing Compass.

  1. Click Compass or enter the following URL into your browser: https://ohsu.csod.com
  2. Enter your full non-OHSU email address and password.
  3. On the bottom right hand side, you will see "My Assigned Training."
  4. Select "Integrity Booster 2017" within this frame to be routed to the course page.
  5. Select Launch to begin the course.

* Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. If you use a Mac, please make sure you use Firefox or Chrome. Safari is not a supported browser.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's new with Integrity Booster 2017?

The Integrity Booster is updated annually to help OHSU fulfill a number of legally mandated education requirements, while also raising the community's awareness of new institutional initiatives and changes in policy. This year, the booster is covering a variety of topics including: the OHSU Code of Conduct, safety, information privacy and security, fraud, export controls and your professional rights and responsibilities. 

Where can I find the new course?

This course is located on the Compass learning system.

How do I check my employee's compliance?

Managers and those running compliance reports can run these in Compass for the Integrity Booster 2016.  Follow the link for instructions on how to run the Past Due Report in Compass for your staff. 

I have recently completed the Integrity Booster 2016.  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.  The 'Integrity Foundations' course fulfills the badge requirement. Find more information on badge requirements here.

Whom can I contact if I have questions?

Please direct any questions to the

Booster Resources Glossary of Terms

Code of Conduct

Integrity: To commit to and remain true to a set of values and principles through consistent actions, with unwavering dedication to being upright and honest.

Ethical Culture: Defined by our action and inaction; the ways which we approach and resolve the tasks placed before us.

Significant Financial Interest (SFI): See the Conflict of Interest glossary entry for a full definition.

Outside Activity (OA): An activity conducted by an OHSU member that a) falls "outside" of the requirements or scope of the individual's employment or position at OHSU and that b) utilizes skills, expertise and/or education that are similar but not necessarily identical to those for which he/she is employed or engaged at OHSU and/or that is conducted with the use of OHSU space, facilities or support, except to the extent that incidental use is specifically permitted by OHSU policies.

Safety

Shelter in Place: Sheltering in place (SIP) means to take immediate shelter where you are.

Drop! Cover! Hold on!: Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!), Cover your head and neck with your arms, seek shelter under a sturdy desk or table if nearby, Hold On to your shelter and be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.

R.A.C.E.: An acronym designed to help you appropriately respond to a fire event. It stands for Rescue-Activate-Contain-Evacuate.

Active Shooter: The Department of Homeland Security defines active shooter as an individual(s) actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms.

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: In addition to Title IX, OHSU complies with the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 ("VAWA"). This includes the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act ("Campus SaVE Act"), which prohibits domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.Active Shooter: The Department of Homeland Security defines active shooter as an individual(s) actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms.

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: Primarily the overutilization of services, or other practices that, directly or indirectly, result in unnecessary costs. Waste is generally not considered to be caused by criminally negligent actions but rather 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: A false claim is when a person knowingly makes an untrue statement or claim to gain a benefit or reward. The False Claims Act prohibits submitting a false claim to a federal payer for reimbursement.Unbundling: Occurs when a provider bills the component parts separately to get the higher total reimbursement.Up-Coding: Anytime a claim coded to a level that exceeds the work performed, the documentation crated, or the medical necessity for a patient service is considered to be up-coded.

Information Privacy and Security

Classified: OHSU information that has significant security implications if improperly used or disclosed. Classified information misuse or disclosure may affect national security, law enforcement activities or public health and safety. Information provided to OHSU under extremely restrictive access requirements will generally be considered "classified."

Confidential: OHSU information for which disclosure to unauthorized individuals would violate OHSU policy or applicable regulations or may pose a security risk.

Proprietary: OHSU information that is not intended for public review or access or carries risk to the organization if used or disclosed inappropriately.

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

"Open" Networks: Networks that don't require a password to access. (e.g. Starbucks)

Computing Devices: Smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers and removable storage like USB drives.

OCR: Office for Civil Rights.

Corrective Action Plan (CAP): The formal agreement to strengthen information privacy and security at OHSU, which included a cash settlement with the OCR over past security breaches. 

Cloud Computing: Services which allow users to store, share and collaborate on files and information over the internet.

Business Associate Agreement: A type of contract between OHSU and a third party which defines how, when and for how long they may use, store, access or have contact with OHSU patient information.

Ransomware: Secretly encrypts the infected device, taking it or the network hostage by locking out legitimate users and making data unrecoverable.

Email Phishing: Counterfeit email use which attempts to damage OHSU systems by stealing passwords, installing malware, stealing PHI or other restricted and/or personal information.

Social Engineering: Suspicious contact which tries to get you to share or "confirm" restricted information or passwords.

Minimum Necessary Standard: OHSU members should only access, use or disclose the health information that is minimally necessary to accomplish a given task or purpose.

PHI: Protected Health Information.

Export Controls

Exports at OHSU: The transfer of ideas, technology, equipment or materials to another country or someone on our campus who is not a United States citizen.

Export Control Laws: Regulations that restrict the transfer of certain information and materials to foreign nationals and countries, intended to protect U.S. economic interests and foreign policy goals, and prevent the acquisition of technology and information by parties hostile to the United States.

Rights and Responsibilities

Reasonable Accommodations: Any modifications or adjustments to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.

Human Trafficking: Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. (Source: National Human Trafficking Hotline)

Child Abuse: Reportable child abuse is defined as the assault, physical or mental injury, rape, sexual abuse or exploitation, negligent treatment, threatened harm, purchase or sale of, proximity to methamphetamine manufacturing, or other unlawful exposure of a child to a controlled substance.

Integrity Department

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