Dublin – (work wire– The webinar “4-Hour Virtual Seminar on HIPAA Officer Master’s Degree: Patient Information Protection and Implementation of Privacy, Security and Breach Regulations” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com Show.

The session begins with an overview of the HIPAA regulations and then goes on to provide details of the privacy rule, recent and expected changes to HIPAA and other rules such as 42 CFR Part 2 regarding substance use disorder information, and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the implications of the changes required In your practices to fulfill the rules.

The session continues with a detailed examination of HIPAA security rules and breach notification requirements, including what you need to do to protect the information and what you need to do if you don’t, and concludes with a discussion of activities essential to performing risk analysis, mitigating risk issues, documenting policies, procedures and activities, and training employees and managers on the issues and policies they need to know, and examining compliance readiness through exercises and self-reviews, all as part of a 10-step plan to review and maintain HIPAA compliance.

Why should you come

A HIPAA officer in any HIPAA covered entity bears a great deal of responsibility, and correct answers to compliance questions are not always clear. HIPAA regulations carry significant obligations to protect the privacy and security of protected health information, and can result in significant penalties of millions of dollars for non-compliance.

Even if you have worked to comply with your HIPAA law in the past, you may be out of compliance today due to changes in rules, new directives, changes in how we do business and manage PHI, changes in threats to privacy and security, and even changes in other laws and policies that are not directly related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

All of these changes have an impact on your compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and if you don’t keep up, you leave yourself open to complaints and enforcement investigations. A HIPAA employee needs to be up to date on the latest issues and be prepared to review all aspects of HIPAA compliance now, to ensure that you are working in the right direction and addressing issues of paramount importance.

Areas of rules that have demonstrated compliance problems in the past are now being targeted with guidance and audits to improve and verify compliance. There is new guidance on dealing with opioid incident issues. New threats from insiders and ransomware may expose or destroy your private information and harm your patients. There is a lot that can go wrong with HIPAA compliance, but with the right training and resources, you have a chance to make your patients happy and stay out of trouble.

Who should attend:

  • HIPAA Privacy Officers

  • HIPAA security officers

  • information security officers

  • risk managers

  • compliance officers

  • privacy officers

  • Health Information Managers

  • IT managers

  • Medical office managers

  • Senior Financial Officers

  • systems administrators

  • Counsel

  • Operations Managers

Main topics covered:

  • Overview of the Breach Notice, Privacy and Security Regulations under the Health Insurance Transfer and Liability Act (HIPAA)

  • Entity types

  • entity relationships

  • business partners

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and Patient Rights

  • Set records assigned

  • Accessing and modifying protected health information

  • Disclosure restrictions

  • Communication and access to information

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and Uses and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

  • Use of protected health information

  • Disclosures to family and friends

  • Disclosures to caregivers, care coordinators, etc.

  • Disclosures for lawyers, minors and guardians

  • Training and documentation requirements

  • Current Hot Topics in HIPAA and Privacy

  • Enforcement and audit

  • Coordination with 42 CFR Part 2 and Substance Use Disorder Information

  • GDPR Compliance

  • Principles of the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules

  • How privacy, security, and breach rules work together

  • Security safeguards and the role of risk analysis

  • Incident management and breach reporting

  • Information security risk analysis

  • Information security management process

  • Risk Analysis Methods and Examples

  • HIPAA Security Policy Framework

  • Mitigating risks and addressing compliance

  • Prevent ransomware problems

  • Detect inappropriate insider activity

  • Social media, text, email, and privacy

  • Mobile devices and remote access

  • compliance planning

  • Documentation, training, exercises and self-audit

  • 10-Day HIPAA Compliance Plan

  • Use documentation to your advantage

  • Training methods and compliance improvement

  • Conducting incident response exercises

  • Use the HIPAA protocol for authentication


Jim Sheldon Dean He is the founder and Director of Compliance Services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982 that provides information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to healthcare businesses and corporations throughout the Northeast and nationwide. Sheldon-Dean provides a diverse range of consulting, training, assessment, policy development, project management and mitigation services to a number of healthcare providers, corporations, universities, hospitals, small and large hospitals, mental health agencies, urban and rural social services, health insurance plans and healthcare business partners.

He serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Working Group, the Electronic Data Interchange Group Privacy and Security Working Group, and co-chairs the WEDI HIPAA Updates Sub-Working Group. He is a frequent speaker on HIPAA, information privacy, and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at AHIMA National Conferences and WEDI National Conferences, and before the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Health Care Financial Management Association, Health Information Management Associations in New York City, New York State, and Vermont , Connecticut Hospital Association, and Association of Hospitals and Health System of Pennsylvania. Sheldon Dean has nearly 30 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development.

His experience includes leading the development of healthcare related websites. Best-selling and award-winning commercial utility software; and satellite control systems for mission-critical and fault-tolerant communications. Additionally, he has eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont Certified Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician. Sheldon Dean received his BA summa cum laude from the University of Vermont and his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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