HIPAA and Personal Devices (myths vs realities)

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  • Published date: November 3, 2017
    • Fremont, California, United States

Overview: This lesson will be going into great detail regarding you practice or business

information technology and how it relates to the HIPAA Security Rule, in particular portable

devices. Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and

risk factors as they relate to personal devices. I will uncover myths versus reality as it

relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as

years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors.

I will speak on specific experiences from over 18 years of experience in working as an

outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain

how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health

information. More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking

proactive steps and utilizing best practices. Don't always believe what you read online about

HIPAA, especially as it relates to encryption and IT, there are a lot of groups selling more

than is necessarily required.

Why should you Attend: HIPAA and personal devices - what we can and can't do! HIPAA NOW HAS

TEETH! Be prepared for what's new in 2017 as it relates to personal devices as well as

emailing and texting! Protect your practice or business! It is important to understand the

new changes going on at Health and Human Services as it relates to enforcement of HIPAA for

both covered entities and business associates as it relates to portable devices, texting, and

emailing of PHI.

You need to know how to avoid being low hanging fruit in terms of audit risk as well as being

sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT practices. I

have also been expert witness on multiple court cases where a business or medical practice is

being sued for not doing their due diligence to minimize risk. These day's trial attorney's

pose a higher risk than the Federal government!

Areas Covered in the Session:

Updates for 2018
BYOD
Policies Regarding Personal Devices
Portable Devices - Best Practices
Doctors and Texting
Practical Solutions
Business Associates and the Increased Burden
Emailing of PHI
Texting of PHI
Federal Audit Process


Who Will Benefit:

Practice Managers
Any Business Associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals (i.e. Billing

Companies, Transcription Companies, IT Companies, Answering Services, Home Health, Coders,

Attorneys, etc)
MD's and other Medical Professionals

Speaker Profile
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health

IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA),

Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security

Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.

With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging,

transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard

Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance

consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical

practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout

the United States.

Contact Info:
Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com
Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/
Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

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