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HIPAA Planning for 2019 -Protecting Patient Information Privacy and Security

Summary

  • Recent focus of Audits and Enforcement activity
  • How to be prepared for enforcement actions
  • Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation planning and execution
  • The importance of monitoring access to PHI
  • Handling Patient Access of PHI properly
  • Being ready for Ransomware and responding properly if you’re hit
  • How to manage portable devices, e-mail, texting, and encryption in a variety of circumstances
  • New rules on the horizon: expected changes to Accounting of Disclosures and more

Overview

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 has now been around for 22 years, and the regulations have evolved since the Privacy Rule first became enforceable in 2003.  2017 has seen a dramatic increase in enforcement settlements, there are new threats to the privacy and security of patient information, and still more changes in the rules are expected based on the HITECH Act.

This session will look at the current state of HIPAA compliance and identify expected changes in the rules in the coming year, as well as examine the focus and results of various HIPAA enforcement actions and the 2016 HIPAA Audits to identify areas that deserve your attention in the coming year to ensure HIPAA compliance.

Who should attend?

  • Information Security Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Privacy Officer
  • Health Information Managers
  • Information Technology Managers
  • Medical Office Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Systems Managers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Operations Directors
  • Medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc.)

Jim Sheldon-Dean

Expert

Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities. Sheldon-Dean serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and is a recipient of the WEDI 2011 Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference in Washington, D.C. 

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