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How to Prevent,Preparefor, and Report Breaches of Healthcare Information

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Compliance Director CEO CFO Privacy Officer Security Officer Information Systems Manager HIPAA Officer Chief Information Officer Health Information Manager Healthcare Counsel/Lawyer Office Manager


Overview:    We will discuss the kinds of threats that exist for PHI and how they're changing as the hackers gain experience and abilities, and why you need to prepare for next-generation attacks now.

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule has been in effect for more than two years now, requiring the reporting of breaches of the privacy and security of PHI, and many organizations are still not prepared to respond to a breach of PHI and report and document it properly. Given that one of the leading HIPAA compliance issues cited by HHS is a lack of incident handling policies and procedures, it is now essential for all covered entities to be prepared for incidents and breaches. We will discuss the origins of the rule and how it works, including interactions with other HIPAA rules and penalties for violations
HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates need to know where and what information they have, so they can know if there has been a breach, and figure out how serious a breach may be and whom to notify if there is a good chance of harm. We’ll discuss how to know whether you have a breach or not and how to decide if you need to notify. We'll also cover how the harm standard may be changed when final regulations are issued, and how that may affect your organization
Entities can avoid notification if information has been encrypted according to Federal standards. We’ll talk about what information needs to be encrypted the most and how entities are doing it. We'll cover the guidance from the US Department of Health and Human Services that shows how to encrypt so as to prevent the need for notification in the event of lost data
We'll discuss how to create the right breach notification policy for your organization and how to follow through when an incident occurs. In addition, a policy framework to help establish good security practices is presented
We'll cover the essentials of information security methods you can use to keep breaches from happening, and be in compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule as well. We'll also discuss the new penalties for non compliance, including mandatory penalties for "willful neglect" that begin at $10,000
We'll help you understand what isn't a breach and under what circumstances you don’t have to consider breach notification
You'll find out how to report the smaller breaches (less than 500 individuals), as required, within 60 days of the end of each year

Why should you Attend:
The new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule required by the HITECH Act within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 went into effect September 23, 2009, requiring all HIPAA covered entities and business associates to follow a number of steps to be in compliance. If there is a breach of protected health information that risks causing financial, reputational, or other harm to an individual, the breach must be reported to the individual, and all such breaches must be reported to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services at least annually

Areas Covered in the Session:
Learn about the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
Find out what is a breach
What to do to prevent a Breach
What to do to prepare for a Breach
What to do when a Breach occurs
What you have to report, to whom ,and when
How to avoid Breach Notification
What are the most common types of breaches you can avoid
What are the new threats to the security of health information

I. Breach Notification Laws
State Breach Notification Laws
Federal Breach Notification Law and Regulation
The Who, What, and How of Breach Notification
II. Preventing and Preparing for Breaches
Using an Information Security Management Process
Using Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment
Most Common Types of Breaches
Information Security, Incident, and Breach Notification Policies
The Importance of Documentation
III. Enforcement and Audits
New HIPAA Violation Categories and Penalties
Preparing for HIPAA Audits
Case Studies
IV. Future Trends and New Threats to Prepare For
History vs. the Future
Why Attack Trends Are Changing
Implications of New Directions in Attacks and Targets

Who Will Benefit:
Compliance Director
Privacy Officer
Security Officer
Information Systems Manager
HIPAA Officer
Chief Information Officer
Health Information Manager
Healthcare Counsel/Lawyer
Office Manager

Speaker Profile 
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC

Price - $139

Contact Info:
Netzealous - MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884 
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Price: $139.00


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