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17-Apr-2019 - 17-Apr-2019

Expert Advice: How to Stay Off the HIPAA "Wall of Shame"

Overview Learn how to protect your reputation and different your business from the competition, HIPAA compliance can have more of an impact on your organization than you might think. Compliance is so much more than just passing an audit. Learn how your organization can start leveraging the true benefits of HIPAA compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA, is a series of regulatory standards that outline the lawful use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). HIPAA compliance is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Why should you attend this webinar? The statistics for 2019 are still being formed. While 2018 was not a record-breaking year in terms of the number of financial penalties for HIPAA violations, it was a record-breaker in terms of the total penalty amounts paid. OCR received $28,683,400 in financial penalties in 2018. The mean financial penalty was $2,607,582. Are you directly or indirectly affected by HIPAA? Are you fully prepared? Attend this webinar to learn your gaps in planning. For Indirectly affected organizations it is very important, covered entities had several years to bring their records into compliance, while Business Associates were not given that luxury. Therefore, in order to meet Business Associate compliance, those companies must determine which business relationship include HIPAA compliance organizations and then conduct a HIPAA compliance assessment. Directly Affected: All organizations that directly maintain and transmit protected health information. These include health care providers, hospitals, physician practices, dental practices, health plans, laboratories, health care clearinghouses, pharmacies, etc. Indirectly Affected: All third party vendors and business partners that perform services on behalf of or exchange data with those organizations that directly maintain and/or transmit protected health information. Examples are accountants, lawyers, medical answering services, consultants, billing agencies, etc. Areas Covered in the Session: Ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e-PHI the organization creates, receives, maintains or transmits Learn how to identify and protect against reasonably anticipated threats to the security or integrity of the information Learn how to protect against reasonably anticipated, impermissible uses or disclosures; and ensure compliance by the workforce. Administrative Safeguards Physical Safeguards Technical Safeguards Who can Benefit: Compliance managers Planners Auditors Speaker Profile: Michael C. Redmond is Keynote Speaker at Ijona Skills. She is consults and audits in the areas of Cyber/Information Security,, Organizational Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, HIPAA and ISO. Some of her past clients include Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Emblem Health. Excellus Blue Cross, and many more. Education; MBA PhD Certifications MBCP, FBCI, CEM, PMP Certified as Lead Implementer; ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manger ISO/IEC 27035 Security Incident Response ISO/IEC 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems ISO/IEC 21500 Lead Project Manager ISO/IEC 41001 Environmental Management Certified as Lead Auditor; ISO 27001 Information Security Management Ms. Michael C. Redmond, MBCP, FBCI, CEM, MBA, PhD is the Program Director for Eastern Great Lakes Association of Continuity Professionals Chapter. Register: Contact Info: HIPAA Ijona Email: Visit: Phone: +1 302-828-0033