New Patients are vital for growing and sustaining a Health Care Provider´s Practice. Patient attraction has become an enormous business resulting in highly visible Internet-based HIPAA training violations and risks for providers.
Websites, social media, patient satisfaction surveys, email and text messaging sold by vendors including Business Associates are all subject to HIPAA rules that are frequently overlooked or ignored.
Why Should You Attend
HIPAA compliance for the most common patient attraction tools are clear and unequivocal. One look at health care plans on provider´s website can provide undeniable evidence of a HIPAA violation and indications of other violations to be investigated.
The lack of Patient Privacy when misusing patient attraction tools can cause to suspect the provider to reveal a breach wide open on the Internet for all to see. This includes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and State Attorney General enforcement agents. A covered entity’s breach for all to see!
Misuse of social media, websites, or marketing can lead to HIPAA violations, lawsuits, and loss of patients and revenue. With HHS training audits taking place and current violations with a minimum of $10,000 fines, it is the time for covered entities to become compliant while still keeping patient engagement through the ever growing electronic world.
Areas Covered in this Webinar
Whether you have a website, a LinkedIn page, or use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or Instagram, you are exposing your practice/business to a potential hipaa privacy rule breach. The avenues of electronic communications are growing and we must grow with it in order to maintain HIPAA compliance and keep the integrity and privacy of patients and their protected health information.
In this webinar, policies and procedures will be discussed that will help to ensure a compliant understanding of the usage of social media, marketing efforts and website development. This is more than posting a notice or opt-out message. This is an accurate, comprehensive and easy to implement way of patient engagement through examples and recent breaches. Your entire practice/business personnel should be aware of the harmful effects of the misuse of social media, marketing, and websites and the devices used to access these portals.
Patient Engagement Tips: Protect Patients’ Privacy and PHI, Build the Relationship
HIPAA-Compliant Policies and Procedures
Social Media: Reviews, Testimonials, and Likes
Marketing: Phone Calls, Emails, and Text Messages
Websites: What to Post and Not to Post
Portable Devices and Electronic Communications Network
Who Will Benefit
HIPAA Compliance Officials (HIPAA Officers)
Chief Information Officers
Information Systems Managers
Health Information Managers
Chief Clinical Officers
Human Resource Professionals
Paul R. Hales, J.D. is an attorney at law in St. Louis, Missouri whose practice has included specialization in the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules from the dates they became effective. He provides assistance and counseling on the new, more demanding compliance requirements of the HITECH modifications to HIPAA. Mr. Hales is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Appellate and District Courts, the State Courts of Missouri and is a graduate of Columbia University Law School.