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The A to Z’s of HIPAA Compliance – GlobalCompliancePanel
July 21, 2016 - July 22, 2016$1,495
This two day seminar takes the participants through HIPAA compliance from start to compliance. The presentations explain the history of HIPAA, why it came to being and its evolution. This covers what HIPAA is, what steps have to be performed to be HIPAA compliant and what HIPAA compliance is. It also provides definitions to key HIPAA terms, how to define a Business Associate and how to contract with Business Associates.
Why should you attend:
Although healthcare news and the internet is replete with articles and descriptions of the HIPAA privacy and security regulations, there remain many misconceptions of what these regulations mean to healthcare organizations and what they, and their business associates, need to do to become compliant. Healthcare organizations know they have to secure patient health care information. However, a number of questions need to be answered to meet that goal.
What does this mean? Do the HIPAA regulations apply to the organization? What are the organization’s risks and how does the organization mitigate these risks? What does the organization have to do and how does the organization do it? What role does the organization’s computer resources have in the risks? How safe is my computer and paper patient information? How does the organization know if its computer resources provide the needed features and functions for the organization to become compliant? What resources are needed and what do these resources need to do? What is a Risk Assessment and why does the organization need one? Does the organization need an attorney or a consultant? How does the organization know if it is compliant? What is a breach and how does the health care organization know if a breach occurred? What happens if there is a breach? What effect do the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and mobile devices (iphones, ipads and laptops) have on the organization’s ability to be HIPAA compliant? What is a Business Associate and how does the organization work with the Business Associates? What are the potential penalties – both organizational and individual? Should the organization consider HIPAA insurance?
Should a breach occur, the penalties will depend upon the diligence the organization used to answer these questions and become compliant. Answering these questions and developing and executing a plan to become compliant is critical to ensuring that the organization commits the needed resources and attains the desired result.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- What is HIPAA, who is covered and what is HIPAA Compliance
- Why the healthcare organization should be concerned about HIPAA compliance
- How to perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment
- How to prepare HIPAA Policies and Procedures
- How to perform HIPAA Training
- What is IT’s role in the healthcare organization’s HIPAA Compliance
- How to prepare a Business Continuation/Disaster Recovery Plan
- How to handle a potential HIPAA Breach
Who Will Benefit:
- Health Care Organization Ownership and Senior Management
- Office Management
- Business Associates
- Ancillary Service Organizations (Pharmacies, Labs, Radiology)