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How HIPAA Impacts Email & Text Messaging: Communicating with & About Patients in Compliance with HIPAA

Thursday, January 5, 2017

10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Using email and text messaging to communicate with and about patients, providers, and peers can put hospices and home care providers at risk of HIPAA noncompliance.  HIPAA violations stemming from willful neglect can result in multi-million-dollar fines, dissatisfied patients, and lost revenues.  As HIPAA-covered entities, hospices, home care providers, and business associates are required to manage patients' electronic protected health information (EPHI) in compliance with privacy, security, and breach notification rules.

Electronic messaging and mobile devices dramatically increase exposure to HIPAA risks, including compromised patient privacy and mismanaged medical records.  Attend this webinar for a comprehensive review of electronic messaging risks and HIPAA requirements.  Learn how to create best-practices-based email, text, and mobile device policies and procedures to minimize electronic risks, manage electronic records, and maximize compliance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • HIPAA risks and rules associated with email, text messaging, and mobile devices
  • Safeguarding EPHI when communicating via email or text
  • Spotting and stemming EPHI security risks triggered by mobile devices and electronic messaging
  • HIPAA breach notification procedures
  • Managing patient privacy under HIPAA
  • Responding to patients' requests to communicate via email or text
  • Implementing best-practices-based policies governing EPHI, privacy, and security
  • Establishing and enforcing email, text, mobile device, BYOD, and COPE policies and procedures
  • Supporting HIPAA and policy compliance with employee training
  • Employing best-in-class technology to safeguard electronic information and patient privacy 
  • Real-life stories:  costly consequences of HIPAA violations, EPHI mismanagement, and privacy and security breaches
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Sample mobile device policy with HIPAA procedures for hospices
    • Checklist: Seven Steps for Hospice HIPAA Compliance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is a must for compliance officers, lawyers, records managers, IT staff, HR personnel, privacy officers, directors, administrators, and anyone responsible for managing electronic messaging, maintaining patient records, and maximizing HIPAA compliance.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

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