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HIPAA and Emergency Management—What Your Team Needs to Know

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Dates: December 11, 2018 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Registration Deadline: December 04, 2018

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

According to Health and Human Services (HHS), the majority of HIPAA violations from recent years have occurred from employees mishandling protected health information (PHI), many of which stem from inappropriate communications and social sharing.

Pricing Details: $129 HAP Member / $229 Non-Member

Program Overview

Violations under the HIPAA Privacy Rule include civil money penalties, which can result in fines ranging from $100–$1,500,000 and higher (recently a $16 million settlement was reached) or criminal penalties, which can result in fines up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison. Other consequences of violating HIPAA include lawsuits, the loss of a medical license or employee termination.

And these requirements get trickier to implement in times of crisis or public health threat. It is essential for hospitals to:

  • Plan for information release prior to an event
  • Develop a policy before a disaster that guides staff actions during a disaster
  • Educate staff on the policies and monitor compliance
  • Guide staff during an emergency when contemplating disclosures

Don’t miss this informative webinar to guide you and your team to remain HIPAA compliant during an emergency. You’ll discover:

  • What information can be disclosed and under what circumstances
  • How to handle disclosures to the media or others not involved in the care of the patient/notification
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule provisions during a declared emergency vs. public health threat 
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and disclosure to law enforcement
  • HIPAA social media guidelines to ensure that PHI remains protected

Faculty

Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA, including speaking engagements at numerous national healthcare association conferences and conventions, and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference. Jim has more than 18 years of experience specializing in HIPAA compliance, more than 36 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development, and eight years of experience as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Jim has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

Who Should Attend

Compliance officers, risk managers, privacy and security officers, public information officers, clinical leaders, health information management leadership and staff, information security, and patient relations, as well as staff that are involved in, or responsible for patient and staff communications, information management, and privacy and security of Protected Health Information under HIPAA.

Pricing and Registration Information

Fee

$129 HAP Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site. Additional phone lines will be billed at $129)

$229 Non-Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site. Additional phone lines will be billed at $229)

Fee includes handout materials forwarded via email prior to the session.

Registration Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after December 5. There is a $25 administrative fee on all cancellations. Cancellations must be received in writing.

The registration deadline is December 4.

Certificate of Attendance

A general certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants. Some national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance when you submit the course outline (save the program email) and your certificate of attendance. It is recommended you contact your own board or organization to find out what is required.

How the Webinar Will Work

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office per connection who can tune in to the seminar via speakerphone and computer. Additional connections dialing/logging in will be billed. Enjoy the benefits of attending a live conference without having to leave the office.

Upon receipt of registration, confirmation will be emailed to the registrant. Dial-in instructions will be emailed to each registrant’s email address approximately 48 hours prior to the program, including information on how to obtain handout materials for the conference. If you do not receive an email by this date, please email HAP_Education_Services@HAPonline.org.

Please register only one name per connection.

Questions

For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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