Practical Issues in HIPAA Risk Analysis – How to Leverage the Experiences of Others

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
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How Risk Analysis of Protected Health Information (PHI) Saves You from Incurring Heavy Penalties!

Using risk analysis can help you make defensible, documented decisions about your compliance in a variety of circumstances, for a variety of regulations. Risk analysis is the key to make your health information privacy and security regulatory compliance work more sensible as well as defensible. There are tools freely available that can help in the performance of a risk analysis, but a risk analysis takes more than tools, it takes an understanding of what to examine and how to consider what you find, to create a coherent analysis of the risks to your electronic PHI.

If you don't take the proper steps to ensure that your patients' health information is protected according to the HIPAA Security Rule, you can be hit with significant fines and penalties. With the increased HIPAA fines beginning at $10,000 in cases of willful neglect, and recent fines over $5 million for lack of adequate security practices, providing good information security and being in compliance are more important than ever, and a good risk analysis is key to that compliance.

Join expert speaker Jim Sheldon-Dean for live audio conference to get in-depth knowledge of HIPAA audit and enforcement regulations and processes, and how they apply to HIPAA covered entities and business associates. He will explain the recent changes that increase fines and create new penalty levels, including new penalties for willful neglect of compliance that begin at $10,000. This session will focus on how you can use the tools as part of an analysis process to give you actionable plans and documentation of considerations made in the process.

Jim will discuss the results of prior enforcement actions and HHS audits (and their penalties), especially those relating to Risk Analysis, including recent actions involving multi-million dollar fines and settlements. In addition, new trends in information security risks will be discussed so you can start to plan for the work you'll need to do to stay in compliance and keep patient information private and secure.

Session Highlights:

  • What the HIPAA Security Rule requires
  • How to approach HIPAA compliance
  • What Meaningful Use objective 15 requires
  • What a good risk analysis is and isn’t
  • Risk Analysis tools and methods
  • The policies you should have for security compliance
  • Results of prior HHS enforcement actions and audits, and penalties
  • Finding and filling any gaps in your policies and procedures
  • Risk analysis and recent actions involving multi-million dollar fines and settlements
  • How to perform risk assessment and analysis
  • Planning the continuing management of your risks
  • Planning your next reviews and your information security management process
  • New trends in information security risks

Jim will also cover:

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
  • HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
  • The Information Security Management Process
  • Fundamentals of HIPAA Security Rule
  • HIPAA §164.306: General Rules
    • §164.306(b): The Flexibility Section
  • Guidance on Risk Analysis
  • Meaningful Use and HIPAA
  • NIST Risk Assessment Process
  • Security Regulations:
    • Administrative Safeguards §164.308
    • Physical Safeguards §164.310
    • Technical Safeguards §164.312
  • Patient Access & Communication - Email, Texting in Security
  • Security Policy Framework
  • Information Access Management Policy
  • Backup, Disposal, and Contingency Policy
  • Policy Examples
  • Incident and Breach Notification Policy
  • Civil Money Penalties & Resolution Agreements
  • HHS Resolution Agreements
  • Change in Focus for 2016 Audit Program

Who should attend?

  • Compliance Manager
  • HIPAA Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Medical Practice Lawyer
  • CFO
  • CEO
  • COO
  • Privacy Officer
  • Information Security Officer

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question 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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