Serious Legal and HIPAA Consequences of Improper EMR-EHR Usage

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  • Published date: March 8, 2018
    • Fremont, California, United States

Training Options Duration: 90 Minutes
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Overview: I will address specific litigated cases I have worked where the covered entity had to pay out nasty fines to the Federal government and high settlements to patients affected by inappropriate usage of the EMR system - I will also address situations where the covered entity DID NOT receive any fines or judgements (even in the event of a breach or malicious actions) due to the fact they were using the systems in a "compliant manner" I will also be addressing how practice managers (or compliance offers) need to understand how to properly utilize the EMR system for HIPAA compliance.

I will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2017 and beyond. There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days. I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 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.

Why should you Attend:

EMR systems may be "HIPAA Compliant" out of the box but if not utilized properly they are NOT compliant
Are you using your EMR system the way it should be utilized for HIPAA Compliance?
Are you aware there are serious legal consequences for improper usage of EMR systems?
An analogy would be, General Motors makes a car with a 5-star safety rating but if you don't fasten the seatbelt, the car isn't very safe anymore
Omnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for good
This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what's going on
Protect your practice or business
These day's trial attorney's pose a higher risk than the Federal government
State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies
What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? are you doing these things?
EMR system usage plays a HUGE role in HIPAA enforcement as well as court litigation against the practice

Areas Covered in the Session:
Proper Use of the EMR
Real Scenarios of Litigation due to Improper Usage of EMR
Things to Remember when Using the EMR
Training Staff on EMR Usage
System Auditing and the Importance of this
Updates for 2017
Fines
Real Life Audits and Litigated Cases
Business Associates and the Increased Burden
Breach Notification
Risk Factors

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.

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