HIPAA Breach Notification: What to do to prevent breaches, and what to do when they happen to you -

Venue: Online Training Webinar

Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 15, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 15, 2011
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Overview: The new HIPAA Breach Notification Rule required by the HITECH Act within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 went into effect September 23, 2009, requiring all HIPAA covered entities and business associates to follow a number of steps to be in compliance.

* The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule has been in effect since September 23, 2009 and most organizations are not prepared to respond to a breach of PHI and report and document it properly. We will discuss the origins of the rule and how it works, including interactions with other HIPAA rules and penalties for violations.
* HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates need to know where and what information they have, so they can know if there has been a breach, and figure out how serious a breach may be and whom to notify if there is a good chance of harm. We’ll discuss how to know what you have and how to decide if you need to notify. We'll also cover how the harm standard may be changed when final regulations are issued, and how that may affect your organization.
* Entities can avoid notification if information has been encrypted according to Federal standards. We'll talk about what information needs to be encrypted the most and how entities are doing it. We'll cover the guidance from the US Department of Health and Human Services that shows how to encrypt so as to prevent the need for notification in the event of lost data.
* We'll discuss how to create the right breach notification policy for your organization and how to follow through when an incident occurs. In addition, a policy framework to help establish good security practices is presented.
* We'll cover the essentials of information security methods you can use to keep breaches from happening, and be in compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule as well. We'll also discuss the new penalties for non compliance, including mandatory penalties for "willful neglect" that begin at $10,000.
* We'll help you understand what isn't a breach and under what circumstances you don't have to consider breach notification.
* You'll find out how to report the smaller breaches (less than 500 individuals), as required, within 60 days of the end of each year.
* You'll know why you want to avoid a breach involving more than 500 individuals – media notices, Web site notices, and immediate notification of HHS, including posting on the HHS breach notification “wall of shame” on the Web
* You will be provided tools and benefits including:
o An understanding of the background of the Breach Notification Rule and what it calls for in the regulations.
o Where to find the information and forms for filing breach notifications with HHS.
o What goes into an effective breach notification policy?
o How to prevent breaches as much as reasonably possible.
o What steps to take when a security incident or breach has occurred?
o How to consider the risk of harm to the individual, and the risks of reporting and not reporting an incident.
o How to best document your incidents and breaches to withstand enforcement audits.

Areas Covered In the Seminar:

* Learn about the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule
* Find out what is a breach
* What to do to prevent a Breach
* What to do to prepare for a Breach
* What to do when a Breach occurs
* What you have to report, to whom ,and when
* How to avoid Breach Notification


* Breach Notification Laws
o State Breach Notification Laws
o Changes to HIPAA
o Federal Breach Notification Law and Regulation
o The Who, What, and How of Breach Notification
* Preventing and Preparing for Breaches
o Using an Information Security Management Process
o Using Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment
o The HIPAA Security Safeguards
o Information Security, Incident, and Breach Notification Policies
o The Importance of Documentation
* Enforcement and Audits
o New HIPAA Violation Categories and Penalties
o Preparing for HIPAA Audits
o Case Studies

Who will benefit:

* Compliance director
* Privacy Officer
* Security Officer
* Information Systems Manager
* HIPAA Officer
* Chief Information Officer
* Health Information Manager
* Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
* Office Manager

Price List:
Live : $165.00
Corporate live : $695.00
Recorded : $215.00


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