First Healthcare Compliance hosts William J McBorrough, co-Founder and Chief Security Advisor at MCGlobalTech, a Washington, D.C.-based Information Security Consulting Firm for an interactive discussion on “Combating Ransomware in Healthcare.” Ransomware attacks have impacted thousands of organizations worldwide. The healthcare sector has been the most targeted. Join in to discuss the state of ransomware in the healthcare sector in 2021 and best practices to prepare your organization from the inevitable attacks.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX and Bruce Lynskey, Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Executive Officer at ePrevenir will be presenting with us. Negotiating occurs in every facet of business and law. From contractual negotiations through settlement negotiations, it is a delicate dance. There are a variety of classic negotiation techniques, which include extreme posturing and “anchoring”. Healthcare and cybersecurity present unique challenges because of the looming exposure to a government investigation and either a civil and/or criminal action, even if a settlement is reached between two private parties. The purpose of this presentation is to provide approaches when negotiating contracts, settlements, and other items, which arise in healthcare and the cybersecurity industries.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this timely webinar. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since HIPAA was signed into law on August 21, 1996! Over the past two and a half decades, there have been a multitude of changes in the healthcare industry and technology. The three items that remain constant are preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a patient’s protected health information.
Stop the Insanity! Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Take a New Approach to Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Training
Rebecca L. Rakoski, managing partner at XPAN Law Partners and Sajed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) from NJ Courts are presenting this engaging webinar. Employees are one of an organization’s greatest strengths, but also its greatest weaknesses. For years cybersecurity and data privacy advocates have been arguing that training employees is the only way to safeguard the organization. This is especially true in the healthcare arena where HIPAA training is required. However, these same healthcare organizations engage in training for their employees only to stare down the barrel of a data breach caused by one of those trained employees.The question becomes, why do we continue to repeat the same exercise expecting a different outcome?
Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER, Inc. a leading SaaS-based compliance analytics solution addressing PHI protection and cybersecurity in healthcare, leads this informative webinar. This presentation takes the audience through a series of scenarios and lessons learned that can assist in securing the employee “endpoint” either in the office or at a Home Office. The presentation highlights key security measures a person can deploy to create a better security environment in order to protect their personal and professional documents from unauthorized access.
C.Trey Scott, Coordinating Attorney at Kennedy, Attorneys & Counselors at Law leads this webinar. Waivers and discounts are normal business activities that occur throughout the US daily as a way to reward customers or to assist when an invoice or bill may too expensive. However, in a healthcare context, the normal rules for waivers and discounts don’t apply. This presentation will highlight what waivers and discounts are, how they work, and when they are problematic/illegal.
Catherine Short speaks with Jennifer Gimler Brady, Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, about “COVID-19: Workplace Safety, OSHA Updates, and Return to Work Issues.” On January 29, 2021, OSHA issued new guidance for COVID-19 workplace safety programs. Among other things, the guidance recommends several essential elements of an effective COVID prevention program. We will discuss the OSHA guidance, as well as other important considerations that employers should take into account when planning for returning employees to the workplace, including the pros and cons of mandatory COVID vaccines.
Catherine Short speaks with Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA, CEO and Legal Counsel of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), on the topic of “Expanded Roles and Duties for Medical Assistants during the COVID-19 Era.” The medical assisting profession has risen to the occasion as we have been dealing with the most serious health crisis in the last 100 years. Medical assistants have been asked by public health officials, managers of health systems, and licensed providers to assume expanded roles and perform tasks beyond their normal scope of work. Because of the breadth of their education and training, medical assistants have been able to adapt quickly to these new responsibilities. They have been called upon to work in nontraditional settings under the authority and supervision of a dedicated array of clinicians and administrators with whom they had not previously practiced. During this episode, we will discuss the laws that establish the scope of practice for medical assistants, and to delineate the expanded tasks that may be delegated under these laws.
Catherine Short speaks with Rebecca L. Rakoski, Co-founder and Managing Partner at XPAN Law Partners, about “Vendor Management in Healthcare: The High Cost of Failing to Triage Your Vendors.” We will be discussing the importance of vendor management in the healthcare industry, explore recent vendor- related data breaches and the threat vendors can pose, discuss the issues presented by COVID-19, and explain the regulatory framework- healthcare-related businesses need to understand.
Successful employee education is an integral part of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program. Compliance professionals must consider which topics should be offered to the workforce. Of course, proper training depends on variables such as type of healthcare organization, roles of employees and location of the entity. States may impose specific requirements that go beyond federal requirements. Generally, four broad categories cover the topics imperative to the start of a comprehensive healthcare compliance program.