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3-Hour Virtual Seminar on HIPAA Privacy Rule Compliance-Understanding New Rules and Responsibilities of Privacy Officer

Friday, August 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


This session is designed to provide intensive training in HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance designed for both the seasoned HIPAA professional as well as the individual newly appointed to the position of HIPAA Privacy Officer.

The session begins with overview of the HIPAA regulations and then continues with presentation of the specifics of the Privacy Rule, such as Individual Rights and Uses & Disclosures, and recent and expected changes to HIPAA and other rules such as 42 CFR Part 2 regarding Substance Use Disorder information, including the impacts of required changes in your practices to meet the rules.

The discussion will include special considerations for circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic and sharing of information for public health purposes.

Topics include:

The foundations of HIPAA and how they relate to the issues of today
Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification under HIPAA
Changes in Rules, Technologies, and Practices that Impact HIPAA Compliance
Patient Rights and Controls on Uses and Disclosures
Managing Patient Communication Rights, Texting, and Telemedicine
Considerations for Circumstances Such As Declared Emergencies
New Guidance, Court Decisions, and Other Regulations Related to Personal Information
Challenges with New Issues, such as Insecure Communications and Ransomware
Interactions with the SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 regulations on Information Relating to Substance Use Disorders
Security Breaches and Ways to Prevent and Respond To Them
Numerous references and sample documents will be provided

Why you should Attend: This Seminar is designed for the HIPAA expert and HIPAA newbie alike who wishes to stay up with changes to HIPAA and related regulations in personal information privacy and security, as well as understand the regulatory issues most frequently encountered in day-to-day operation of health care entities, as well as during emergencies.

Objectives include learning related to a variety of topics, including:
Understanding the variety of forms entities can take under HIPAA and how they relate to one another
Learning about the roles of HIPAA Business Associates and obligations for their management
Learning about patient rights, such as access and amendment of information, and how such rights are protected and enforced under HIPAA
How uses and disclosures may take place in a wide variety of circumstances, including such hot topics as sharing information with the family and friends of a patient
How the rules support emergency responses and how they may be applied in declared emergencies
What is current enforcement and audit activity, including an emphasis on patient access of information
Using new communications technologies such as texting and telemedicine according to the rules
Learn about new and upcoming changes to Substance Use Disorder records confidentiality under 42 CFR Part 2
Ensuring individuals have adequate access of their information under the rules
The place of Information Security and incident management under the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules
Processes to be used in managing security, mitigating risks, and handling incidents
Proper methods of documentation and training to ensure compliance and help avoid penalties
The use of internal audits and drills to improve compliance continuously and be prepared for incidents and enforcement investigations


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Fremont, CA 94539

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