HIPAA Planning for 2018: Focusing on Issues and Planning Compliance Activities

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Jan 10, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Identify HIPAA Issues, Enforcement Actions and New Regulations to Ensure Compliance in 2018

The year 2017 has seen a dramatic increase in enforcement settlements, there are new threats to the privacy and security of patient information, and further changes in the rules are expected based on the HITECH Act. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has now been around for 21 years, and the regulations have evolved since the Privacy Rule first became enforceable in 2003.

Join this session with expert speaker Jim Sheldon-Dean, who will look at the current state of HIPAA compliance and identify expected changes in the rules this year. Jim will also examine the focus and results of various HIPAA enforcement actions and the 2016 HIPAA audits to identify areas that deserve your attention this year to ensure compliance.

Jim will present the most significant issues facing HIPAA professionals, along with the regular processes that should be in place to help avoid issues in the first place. He will discuss how to consider risk analysis as a means to planning your mitigation activities, and how you can plan to deal with  issues discovered in the analysis. He will discuss how you can use simple tools to manage your compliance over time.

The session will also explore the HHS focus on providing patients access to their PHI by examining the recent audit questions on the topic and the guidance released by HHS in 2016. This guidance has been twice expanded and updated since its original release. Jim will use a number of resources, including guidance from HHS and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to examine the role of portable devices, e-mail, and texting in health care, and how you can be more productive with these tools while maintaining compliance and protecting patient information. Jim will also explore the HHS and FBI guidance on ransomware so that you can learn how to best protect your office from the latest tool of the hackers, and how to respond if you are targeted. Jim will also explore the new rules expected for accounting of disclosures, along with their expected future and impact.

Session Highlights

  • What’s been the recent focus of audits and enforcement activities
  • How to be prepared for enforcement actions
  • 2016 HIPAA audits focus on risk analysis and expected focus going forward
  • Risk analysis and risk mitigation planning and execution
  • How to deal with issues uncovered in risk analysis
  • Learn to handle patient access of PHI properly in 2018
  • Learn to be ready for ransomware and prepare for systems and technology disasters
  • How to respond properly by having solid prevention, backup and recovery processes
  • How to manage e-mail, texting, portable devices like laptops, smart phones, and encryption to ensure compliance
  • New rules on the horizon: expected changes to accounting of disclosures

Session Agenda

  • What’s up for HIPAA in 2018
  • Emphasis on appropriate sharing of information with family and friends in opioid-related events
  • Emphasis on providing individual access to PHI
  • SAMHSA and substance abuse treatment
  • Enforcement penalty structure
  • HIPAA audit protocol
  • Info security management process
  • HIPAA security rule fundamentals: Flexibility and analysis
  • Risk management planning
  • E-mail, texting and security
  • Being ready for ransomware and responding properly if and when you’re hit

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance directors
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Privacy officers
  • Security officers
  • Information systems managers
  • HIPAA officers
  • Chief information officers
  • Health information managers
  • Healthcare counsel/lawyers
  • Office managers
  • Contracts managers

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About Our Speaker

Jim Sheldon Dean - HIPAA Compliance & Regulations Expert

Jim Sheldon-Dean is a healthcare compliance and HIPAA expert in the areas of privacy and security regulatory compliance and business process analysis. He is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of healthcare entities. Jim is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA...   More Info
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