The training covers HIPAA best practices, looks at how violations occurred, reviews fines organizations received for not meeting compliance requirements, and makes your workforce aware of the consequences for failure to follow procedure.
Objectives of the Presentation
Key concepts covered in this course:
Why Should you Attend
- What constitutes a "business associate" and why compliance with the law is required
- List the major components of HIPAA privacy and security rules
- Describe business associates responsibilities under HIPAA
- Acceptable use of personal health information (PHI)
- Responsibility for handling PHI confidentially
- Minimizing security breaches and ensuring that PHI is physically secure
- Personal and corporate penalties for non-compliance and intentional violations
- Obligation to report suspected and known breaches and security lapses
- Describe the breach notification requirements
- Recall the HIPAA penalty and enforcement provisions
Business associates and subcontractors wrestle with compliance and face potential liability for failing to comply with HIPAA requirements. Further, covered entities may be vicariously liable for business associates' compliance failures. Therefore, it is imperative that business associates overcome the complex challenges of HIPAA's requirements to ensure compliance.
This course can act as a foundational component of your HIPAA compliance program and help your employees understand how HIPAA policies and procedures relate to their individual behaviors. HIPAA compliance is essential for those companies working in the healthcare industry. It's vitally important for your business for everyone to understand and comply with the HIPAA rules in order to avoid potentially costly mistakes.
This webinar explains the importance of HIPAA, outlines the requirements related to protecting personal health information (PHI), and specifies best practices for the handling of such information. This training ensures your entire workforce is made aware of security and privacy requirements for HIPAA compliance.
Who will Benefit
- HIPAA Basics
- Compliance Program for a Business Associate
- Using and Disclosing PHI
- Individuals' Rights of Access to PHI under HIPAA
- Securing PHI
- Breach Notification Rules
- Compliance Officer
- HIPAA Privacy Officer
- HIPAA Security Officer
- IT Staff
- Office Managers
- Health Application Managers
- Companies providing healthcare data analytics
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- General Counsel/lawyer
- Practice Management Consultants
- Any Business Associates that accesses protected health information
- IT Companies that support Medical/Dental practices or other healthcare organizations
- Any business associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
- Healthcare and any entities doing business with healthcare as "business associate"
A Business Associate (BA) is a person or entity performing certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or in services to, a covered entity. After the finalization of The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, certain elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule apply to Business Associates. Training is not only important, but a necessary element for a Business Associates' compliance program.
This webinar will meet the needs of Business Associates to improve overall compliance with HIPAA regulations as required by HITECH. Business Associates will receive the training and support needed to get through the tough HIPAA questions as well as potential breach situations.