Summary: “HIPAA and Business Associates –New Rules and New Obligations” is the topic of a webinar that MentorHealth, a leading provider of online training for the healthcare industry, is organizing on October 11. Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, will be the speaker at this 90-minute session.
This session will delve into the new changes made into HIPAA regulations.
HIPAA regulations, the result of the HITECH Act of 2009, now carry many new changes, at least four of which are radically different from existing rules.
Firstly, the role of a Business Associates (BA’s) and how they are covered has changed. They are now covered directly under Privacy Rule’s use and disclosure limitations and the Security Rule’s safeguard provisions, and will be directly responsible for compliance with the regulations.
Secondly, BA’s also now have a new definition, and this is explored in this session. Their sub-contractors are also now part of being BA’s, and this calls for a new approach on what needs to go into a Business Associate agreement the BA establishes.
Thirdly, the rights of individuals to receive electronic copies and request for certain kinds of information to be withheld have been strengthened and expanded. This calls for a review of existing rules.
Fourthly, since BA’s have now emerged as the leading source of health information breaches, they need to implement good practices into their business to avoid penalties.
This webinar will explore each of these sections in detail. Participants will get more clarity on the new changes made to HIPAA, and will have a more thorough knowledge of how to go about.
When: October 11, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
By whom: Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, will conduct the webinar. Sheldon-Dean provides a vast array of consulting services that benefit healthcare firms situated across the nation. He serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and co-chairs the WEDI HIPAA Updates sub-workgroup.
For whom:
The webinar will benefit
o Compliance director
o Privacy Officer
o Security Officer
o Information Systems Manager
o HIPAA Officer
o Chief Information Officer
o Health Information Manager
o Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
o Office Manager
o Contracts Manage
Duration: 90 minutes
To enroll for this webinar, contact
Ph: 800-447-9407

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