(Recorded Webinar) Privacy and Security Risk Areas

Duration: 60 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 4/29/20

This webinar is part of the Navigating Telehealth for FQHCs During COVID-19 webinar series and can be purchased individually or as part of the series. To purchase the full series, click here.


As health care providers either accelerated their plans to adopt telehealth or dramatically expanded their current telehealth capacity in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, they may have inadvertently increased their compliance risks related to patient privacy and security. 

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced some flexibility in the HIPAA Rules during the public health emergency, including waiving the requirement for covered entities to execute a business associate agreement requirement for certain video platforms and texting applications. Still, other HIPAA requirements remain in place and enforceable, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule requirement that covered entities provide patients with notice as to how their health information will be used and disclosed and the HIPAA Security Rule requirement that covered entities regularly conduct a security risk analysis and develop risk mitigation strategies.  As patient information travels to and through the internet, on employee and patient personal devices, the potential for breaches and security incidents increases. 

On this webinar, we will review the major privacy and security risks related to adopting and expanding telehealth services in the health center context. Presenters will review the applicable federal laws and regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and identify key compliance considerations when identifying telehealth vendors, negotiating contracts and business associate agreements, notifying patients about telehealth, training health center staff members and adopting remote monitoring applications and technologies.

Target Audience

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Officers
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Medical Leadership and Staff
  • Administrative/Operations Leadership and Staff
  • Substance Use Disorder Services Leadership and Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 requirements apply when adopting and expanding a telehealth program
  • Identify strategies to mitigate compliance risks related to your health center’s telehealth program
  • Leverage the flexibility provided during OCR’s period of enforcement discretion to build a compliant telehealth program 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$150.00

DIANNE PLEDGIE

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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