Managing Mobile Devices in Healthcare: Secure Mobile Information Under HIPAA

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Don’t Make These HIPAA High-Tech Mistakes

Your staff most likely uses portable devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops on a regular basis, not only for personal use but for business purposes as well. But if your healthcare organization is like most others, your staff’s mobile device use is violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rather frequently. How can you manage portable device use and secure mobile information under HIPAA?

Learn how in this information-packed audio presentation by HIPAA expert Jim Sheldon-Dean. Discover what HIPAA regulations apply to the use of portable devices, both as tools for staff to use and as a means of communication with patients. Decode each type of portable device use: personal, business not involving identifiable patient information, business involving patient info, and patient communications. And for each type of use, learn how to carefully consider the rules and risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient information.

After attending this audio event, you will understand the HIPAA regulations governing mobile device use and how to comply with them. You’ll be able to gauge what is “reasonable” according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance when determining whether you can reasonably handle communicating via mobile devices when a patient requests it. You will also be able to stay within the regulations when using portable devices to communicate between healthcare professionals and put into place required policies, procedures, and storage (where needed) for mobile devices.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Learn about the regulatory requirements, including what they say about typical communication situations and the right way to communicate
  • Uncover the information security issues related to mobile communications and the risks associated with unsecure communications, so you know how to explain these risks to staff and patients
  • Understand the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance on using mobile technology with electronic health record (EHR) data
  • Learn how to establish the correct policies and procedures for managing and auditing mobile device use
  • Know what to do when patients request unsecure communication methods
  • Learn about technologies that can provide encryption and security
  • Discover the training and education that your staff must receive (and you must document) to ensure staff use protected health information (PHI) properly and doesn’t risk PHI exposure

Session Agenda

  • How mobile devices and HIPAA can get along together
  • Risks to privacy and security
    • HIPAA privacy, security, and breach rules
  • The new NIST guidance on using mobile devices
  • How to handle patient communications and how E-mail and Texting can work under HIPAA
  • Identify HHS guidance on patient communications & access
  • CMS and HHS guidance on texting
  • Understand the HIPAA issues that must be dealt with
  • HIPAA policies that may need to be updated
  • How to prepare for enforcement and auditing
  • What is a HIPAA breach?
  • Tiered penalty structure

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Directors
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Privacy Officers
  • Security Officers
  • Information Systems Managers
  • HIPAA Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Health Information Managers
  • Healthcare Counsel/Lawyers
  • Office Managers
  • Contracts Managers

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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