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Event :Patient Access to Health Information, Texting, and E-mail — HIPAA Requirements for Easy, Low-cost Access

Date :Monday March 30th, 2020

Location :Online (Internet, Videoconferencing, ...)

Type :Conference & Seminar - International audience

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Session Highlights

  • Current topics of interest to be discussed include:The place of Information Security and incident management under the HIPAA Security and Breach Notification Rules will be explained.
  • Using texting and e-mail for patient engagement and reminders
  • Current enforcement and audit activity
  • Changes to Substance Use Disorder records confidentiality under 42 CFR Part 2,
  • Dealing with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Ensuring individuals have adequate access of their information under the rules
  • Processes to be used in managing security, mitigating risks, and handling incidents will be explained.
  • Proper methods of documentation and training to ensure compliance and help avoid penalties will be explained, including the use of internal audits and drills to develop and hone the ability to:
  • improve compliance continuously and
  • be prepared for incidents and enforcement investigations.

Program

HIPAA now provides for individual rights to receive electronic copies of records held electronically. Patients also now have new rights under HIPAA and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to directly access test results from the laboratories creating the data. Many labs that did not deal directly with patients before will now have to create patient-facing operations, and how they communicate sensitive results to patients will need to be considered.

In addition, there are new explanations from HHS about how to treat access to mental health information and information pertaining to minors, including giving due consideration to patient requests and safety issues of the patient and others. Perhaps most importantly, the HIPAA Audits of 2016 focused on the proper patient access to information as a significant compliance problem, and it is expected that HHS will be focusing on current

Speaker

Jim Sheldon-Dean 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 health care entities

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