HIPAA and Health IT - What You Need to Know as a Business Associate - Recorded Webinar

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Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

RECORDED: Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of payment)

SPEAKER: Jay Hodes

OVERVIEW:
As defined by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a Business Associate can be any organization or person working in association with or providing services to a Covered Entity who handles or discloses Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personal Health Records (PHR). With certain exceptions, a person or entity that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits PHI for a function or activity regulated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule for a Covered Entity is a Business Associate.

The HITECH Act, a recent update made to overall HIPAA regulations require Business Associates to comply with HIPAA mandates regarding the handling and use of health information. As a Business Associate you must comply with a wide-range of regulatory obligations, including certain privacy obligations, security standards, and breach notification requirements.

If your business needs to understand what it means to be a Business Associate and know what required safeguards, policies and procedures must be in place or make sure your current compliance program is adequate and can withstand government scrutiny, please join us for this informative and interactive session.

Why should you Attend: There is a lot of confusion about the role and requirements of being a Business Associate. Organizations must be prepared prior to entering into these contracts for services as a vendor and subcontractor.

Attendees will leave the course clearly understanding of all the requirements that must be in place for the Business Associate - Covered Entity arrangement. After completing this course, a Business Associate will have a clear understanding as to what needs to be place when it comes to all of the HIPAA regulations.

Areas Covered in the Session:
- Why was HIPAA created?
- Who Must Comply with HIPAA Requirements?
- What are the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules?
- What are the Consequences of being a Business Associate
- What is a HIPAA Compliance Program?
- What is a HIPAA Risk Management Plan?
- What is a HIPAA Risk Assessment?
- What is the Role of the HIPAA Security Official?
- What are HIPAA training requirements?
- What is a HIPAA data breach and what happens if it occurs?
- What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance and how to avoid them
- Case Examples of HIPAA Data Breaches
- Creating a Culture of Compliance

Who Will Benefit:
- HIPAA Privacy Officer
- HIPAA Security Officer
- Health Information Technology Vendors and Staff
- Third party administrators that assist health plans with claims processing
- CPA firms whose accounting services to a health care provider involve access to protected health information
- Pharmacy benefits managers that manages a health plan’s pharmacist network
- Consultants that performs utilization reviews for hospitals
- Vendor of Personal Health Records
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- General Counsel/lawyer
- Office Manager

SPEAKER PROFILE:
Jay Hodes president of Colington Security Consulting, LLC, which provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and federal law enforcement management. He is the former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance to a number of professional healthcare organizations. He has published over 30 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B news articles and provided a guest post for the Electronic Health Reporter.

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