Responding to Ransomware Attacks: Confidentiality, Clinical, and Financial Considerations
Given the increased number of ransomware attacks on health care entities and their business associates, the focus has changed from what to do if a health center is affected by a ransomware attack to what to do when a health center is affected by a ransomware attack.
Many health care providers focus their attention on the confidentiality-related requirements for responding to a ransomware attack, including determining whether there was a breach and notifying law enforcement, patients, media and the Office for Civil Rights. In this webinar, we’ll review the HIPAA requirements for responding to a ransomware attack and discuss the clinical and financial impacts of a ransomware attack. Responding to a ransomware attack requires that health centers understand the applicable regulatory requirements as well as their IT systems and vendors, policies and procedures (including data governance practices), and cybersecurity insurance coverage. In this webinar, FTLF attorneys will discuss strategies for responding to ransomware attacks, including best practices health centers can implement to respond to security incidents.
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
- Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
- Clinical Staff
After this webinar, attendees will be better able to:
- Determine whether a ransomware attack is a reportable breach under the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
- Develop a patient communication plan to inform patients about the ransomware attack to ensure continuity of care
- Determine the impact of the ransomware attack on the health center’s ability to bill for patient visits and to respond to future audits
A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]
Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.
ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT
If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:
- Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
- Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email
Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: C-Suite, HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers, Compliance Officers and Risk Managers, Clinical Staff
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
- Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.
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- 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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