HIPAA was signed into law 25 years ago 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 concepts that remain constant are preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a patient’s protected health information. In this “ode to HIPAA”, participants will glimpse some of the lesser known or emphasized aspects of HIPAA, as well as key parts of its history, recent enforcement actions, and anticipated developments.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. has published the seven fundamental elements of an effective compliance program. Healthcare organizations should create a compliance program that can reduce fraud, abuse liability, and waste. If the compliance management software that you are considering doesn’t have mechanisms to address all these elements, it is not a comprehensive solution and won’t fully protect you from OCR audits and fines.
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?
One of the most crucial, yet complex, aspects of the healthcare sector is ensuring compliance. Every organization and individual offering healthcare or healthcare-related services needs to be aware of the regulations and laws and follow compliant practices. This is the only way to stay protected and achieve long-term success in the sector.
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.
Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, JD, CHC, CCEP, will lead the presentation Ethics, OSHA, and Patient Safety at the upcoming Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2021 on April 22.
Distinguished Speaker to Discuss Cybersecurity in Healthcare at Healthcare Compliance Symposium on April 22, 2021
Raymond Ribble, founder of SPHER, Inc. a leading SaaS-based compliance analytics solution, will serve as the Distinguished Speaker at the upcoming Healthcare Compliance Symposium to address the issue of cybersecurity in healthcare.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA is a Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX). She will lead the presentation Hot Topics in HIPAA and FWA at the upcoming Virtual Healthcare Compliance Symposium 2021 on April 22.
The 4th annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium is a joint effort of Delaware Law School and First Healthcare Compliance to provide resources for professionals working to stay informed regarding the challenges of the complex and highly regulated healthcare industry. The virtual event will be held on April 22, 2021 from 11:30 am ET until 5:45 pm ET. Registration is available to the public with discounted pricing until March 1, 2021.
Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents. Throughout the pandemic, HHS-OCR has announced the use of its enforcement discretion when bringing forth HIPAA-related enforcement actions. This trend appears to be continuing as the vaccine roles out. Additionally, proposed changes to the Privacy Rule were released in December 2020 and OCR continues to enforce violations against providers for not providing a patient with his/her medical records. This presentation provides a timely overview of these items, as well as addressing key terms such “reasonable” and “good faith” in the context of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information.