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Understanding the myths and realities of HIPAA and BYOD

What can be and cannot be done with the use of personal devices under HIPAA is something practices and businesses that need to be compliant with the provisions of HIPAA need to be thoroughly aware of.

With changes expected in 2016 relating to personal devices as well as emailing and texting; staying compliant is extremely important to protect one’s practice or business. It is important to understand the new changes going on at Health and Human Services (HHS) as they relate to enforcement of HIPAA for both Covered Entities and Business Associates relating to portable devices, texting, and emailing of PHI.

Audit risk-proofing practices and business

Practices and businesses need to insulate themselves from becoming vulnerable to audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT practices.

The way of getting prepared for a HIPAA audit properly is the teaching of a webinar that is being organized by MentorHealth, a highly reputable provider of professional trainings for the healthcare industry.

Brian Tuttle, a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), and Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) , who brings over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting, will be the speaker at this webinar. Log on to http://www.mentorhealth.com/control/w_product/~product_id=800831LIV... to enroll for this highly valuable learning session, where the speaker will explain the facts and myths of HIPAA in the course of bringing the experience of having carried over 600 risk assessments as well as having directly dealt with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors.

Putting an effective HIPAA compliance program in place

Brian will explain what organizations need to do to put an affective HIPAA compliance program in place that takes into consideration the texting and emailing aspects, as well as updates for 2016. Brian will offer examples of real life audits conducted by the Federal government to explain the highest risks an organization faces for being fined. He will also explain the highest risk factors for being sued for wrongful disclosures of PHI and the manner in which patients are now using state laws to sue for wrongful disclosures.  

Brian will cover the following areas at this webinar:

o  Updates for 2016

o  BYOD

o  Portable devices

o  Doctors and texting

o  Practical solutions

o  Business associates and the increased burden

o  Emailing of PHI

o  Texting of PHI

o  Federal Audit Process.

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