Recognizing that the delivery and the efficiency of health care could be improved through stronger integration of an electronic health information
infrastructure, in 2009 Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, launching an unprecedented
effort to spur the adoption and use of information technology (IT) throughout the health system.
Since the passage of the HITECH Act, the health information technology landscape has dramatically evolved. Hospitals and health care providers are
using health IT at unprecedented levels. In 2008, only 17 percent of physicians and nine percent of hospitals had at least a basic electronic health
record (EHR). As of 2015, 96 percent of hospitals and 78 percent of physician offices were using certified EHR technology. In short, a significant
majority of individuals in the United States now have a digital footprint of their health and care experience, generating new sources and uses of this
electronic health information every day.
NASW and the NASW Legal Defense Fund have joined with Medelearn® to provide a powerful online training solution custom tailored for social workers.
Engaging e-learning experiences including professional graphics and work scenarios.
Basic and Advanced level courses.
Instant test scores! Test until you pass.
Immediate access to "Print Certificate of Completion" for audits.
One-Year access to course content.
CE Credits earned (in some states)*.
A brief summary of the offerings is listed here. Click "Preview" below for a detailed
description or to purchase courses.
$35 per person for one course
$99 per person for the Comprehensive HIPAA package
$45 per person for one course
$129 per person for the Comprehensive HIPAA package
You can purchase the Medelearn® courses for an individual or group with one transaction.
You will receive an ID and Password that each participant will use the first time he or she accesses the system.
Each student will have access to go in and out of the courses and take the final exam for up to one (1) year after their
purchase. Once students have successfully passed the final exam (with a final grade of 80% or better), they will
be able to print certificates of completion.
Medelearn® offers a variety of packages. Please preview the
available courses and packages to determine which are best for you.
*Reminder to Licensed Social Workers:
If your State accepts the NASW approval program, you may receive:
One Course - One (1) Continuing Education Contact Hour
Comprehensive Package of HIPAA Courses: Six (6) Continuing Education Contact Hours
NASW Continuing Education Program has the endorsement of more than 30 state licensure boards. However,
it is your responsibility to contact your specific licensing boards directly to verify whether the
NASW CE Approved courses will be accepted for meeting the conditions of licensure renewal. Be sure to
obtain current information because the number of hours and types of programs approved by licensing
boards are subject to change. Please be advised that unless your state has endorsed the NASW CE
Approval Program, there is no guarantee that you will receive credit for the workshops and conferences