Annual Required Training 2018 is live

The 2018 Annual Required Training (ART) course is available in HealthStream through Friday, September 28. All Texas Children’s employees, contractors,* and volunteers,* unless noted as an exception below, will have until September 28, or earlier at the discretion of their leader, to complete the course to satisfy Texas Children’s compliance requirements. The completion goal is 100 percent across the organization.

What is the purpose of ART?

Joint Commission and OSHA require that staff renew their knowledge on an annual basis regarding key components such as: Patient Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hand Hygiene, Diversity, and several other important topics. Texas Children’s, in keeping with HIPAA guidelines, also requires staff to review their knowledge regarding Privacy, Compliance, and Information Security to ensure that Texas Children’s continues to sustain a safe and ethical environment in which to work and receive care.

Who is exempt from ART?

All workforce members are required to complete ART except for:

Texas Children’s new employees (including Texas Children’s physicians) who were hired after January 1, 2018.

To access the course follow the steps below:

  • Click on the ‘ART/Learning Academy/HealthStream’ link on the Connect homepage under the ‘Quick Links’ heading.
  • Log in to HealthStream.
  • On the ‘To Do’ tab, click on the ‘Start’ link next to the course titled: Texas Children’s 2018 Annual Required Training

*Note: All contractors and volunteers (with the exception of RightSource) will complete the Alternate ART course which will be administered by his or her leader instead of through HealthStream. If you are a contractor or volunteer, please see your leader for further instructions.