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This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of the law and its subsequent updates, including the Privacy, Security and final Omnibus Rules, recent enforcement actions, and more. (see full course description)

 

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Requirements for Covered Entities, Business Associates, and More

Whether you are advising a HIPAA covered entity or business associate, or have entered into a business associate agreement yourself, a working knowledge of the compliance requirements is absolutely necessary. This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of the law and its subsequent updates, including the Privacy, Security and final Omnibus Rules, recent enforcement actions, and more. Our experienced faculty will equip you with strategies for working with Protected Health Information in litigation and provide tips for ensuring compliance when handling sensitive electronic records. Learn how to stay in compliance and avoid costly violations - register today!

  • Review HIPAA basics and receive an update on recent enforcement actions.
  • Examine the distinct duties of HIPAA covered entities and business associates.
  • Gain strategies for working with Protected Health Information in litigation.
  • Implement safeguards to protect electronic information and understand what to do in the event of a breach.
  • Avoid common compliance mistakes that can land you or your clients in hot water.


10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

  1. HIPAA Fundamentals: Rules, Roles and Regulations
    10:00 - 11:00, Jamie Sorley
    1. Protected Health Information (PHI) Basics
    2. Covered Entities, Business Associates and Others
    3. Privacy Rule
    4. Security Rule
    5. Breach Notification Rule
    6. Omnibus Rule of 2013
    7. Penalties Under HIPAA
    8. Recent Updates and Enforcement Actions
  2. Attorneys as HIPAA Business Associates: What You Need to Know
    11:15 - 12:15, Jeffery P. Drummond
    1. How to Determine if You Are a Business Associate to a HIPAA Covered Entity
    2. Do You Need a Business Associate Agreement? Key Questions to Ask
    3. Duties of Business Associates Under HIPAA Rules
    4. Compliance Risks When Organizing and Storing Case Files
    5. Instituting Administrative Safeguards to Protect PHI in Your Practice
  3. Strategies for Requesting, Obtaining and Using PHI in Litigation
    12:15 - 1:15, Shawn Tuma
    1. Obtaining Medical Records: Knowing What to Ask For
    2. Tips and Tricks for Securing Releases and Court Orders
    3. Tactics for Preparing and Responding to Discovery Requests
    4. Disclosing PHI to Expert Witnesses, Consultants and Others
    5. Understanding Limitations on the Use of Medical Records in Litigation
    6. To Save or Destroy? Implementing a Plan for PHI After Litigation
  4. Ensuring Compliance When Working with Electronic Records
    1:45 - 2:45, Jeffery P. Drummond
    1. Applying the HIPAA Security Rule to Electronic Personal Health Information (ePHI)
    2. Implementing Physical and Technical Safeguards to Protect Electronic Communications
    3. Mitigating Vulnerabilities in Email, Cloud Storage, Unsecured WiFi and More
    4. Using Data Encryption Tools to Avoid HIPAA Violations
    5. What to Do in the Event of a Data Breach
  5. Top Compliance Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
    2:45 - 3:45, Jamie Sorley
    1. Failing to Enter into a Business Associate Agreement When One is Required
    2. Neglecting to Conduct an Organization-Wide Risk Assessment
    3. Inadequate Training for Staff Who Come into Contact with HIPAA-Protected Information
    4. Not Controlling Access to PHI and ePHI
    5. Leaving Unencrypted ePHI Data on Unsecured Mobile Devices
    6. Improperly Disposing of Personal Health Records
  6. Ethical Challenges When Handling HIPAA-Protected Information
    4:00 - 5:00, Shawn Tuma
    1. Duty of Confidentiality When Handling Sensitive Client Information
    2. Duty of Competence When Working with Electronic Documents
    3. Requirement to Provide Notice in the Event of a Data Breach
    4. Liability for Legal Malpractice

Seminar Summary:

This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of the law and its subsequent updates, including the Privacy, Security and final Omnibus Rules, recent enforcement actions, and more. (see full course description)

 

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