The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Health Resources and Services Administration have developed a no-cost video game to offer privacy and security training for health care providers, Modern Healthcare reports.
Officials unveiled the game during National Health IT Week, which runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 14.
Laura Rosas -- a privacy and security professional in ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer -- said the game will be available Wednesday on ONC's HealthIT.gov website. Rosas said the game is geared toward medical practices that have limited experience with health IT.
In the video game, characters act out scenarios involving health data privacy and security. The game then prompts players to choose one of four possible actions to address the situation (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 9/11).