Managing Mobile Devices in Healthcare — Know How to Protect PHI and Comply with HIPAA

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Avoid Enforcement Action by HHS by Developing an Understanding of Regulatory Requirements for Mobile Devices

Portable devices such as smart phones have become an essential part of life for many individuals these days — including both clients and the professionals serving them. However, these devices can have issues with maintaining the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). More and more, individuals use mobile devices to contribute to or manage their health information.

The result of all these requirements is that the use of portable devices by clients and staff can be complicated and demands careful consideration of the regulations, how the devices will be used and secured, and client desires. Given that mobile devices are a leading source of breaches of PHI, it is essential to consider these devices and how their use affects the privacy and security of PHI. Not doing so is inviting enforcement action by HHS.

The cost of wilful neglect of compliance is high, especially if your organization hasn’t adequately considered the impact of mobile devices on your compliance.

Join Jim Sheldon-Dean for this informative session, which will review the requirements and current issues pertaining to mobile devices. You’ll learn ways to meet patient desires and stay within the regulations, including:

  • Processes for managing portable devices
  • Policies needed for ensuring secure communications and storage where needed
  • Procedures for meeting and documenting client requests.

Key Takeaways:

Post this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of regulatory requirements, tackle typical situations, and evaluate the appropriate responses to patient communications requests.
  • Follow the rules surrounding patient communications and access of information under HIPAA.
  • Know more about information security issues related to communications.
  • Understand the risks associated with insecure communications, so you can know how to explain the risks of insecure communications to patients.
  • Formulate policies and procedures for managing and auditing the use of insecure communications including communications made at the request of patients.
  • Implement these encryption requirements according to best practices.
  • Understand technologies that can provide such encryption and security.
  • Know when secure communications are required and what must be done to secure communications and devices.
  • Discover why HIPAA regulations mandate the use of the mode of communication requested by the individual, if the provider has the capability to reasonably do so.
  • Unravel why HIPPA regulations also require the consideration of secure technologies for communications and storage of data.
  • Find out why HHS compliance audit activity and enforcement penalties have both increased.

Who should attend?

  • Compliance Managers
  • HIPAA Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Medical Office Managers
  • Medical Practice Lawyers
  • CFOs
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Privacy Officers
  • Information Security Officers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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