Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.
HHS and CMS have confirmed the requirement that all Emails and Text Messages containing Protected Health Information (PHI) must be encrypted. There is only one exception. Patients have the absolute right to communicate with Covered Entities by unencrypted email and text message - if the patients have been informed there is some level of risk and prefer using unencrypted electronic transmissions.
The HIPAA Rules require Covered Entities and Business Associates to do Risk Analysis and Risk Management (RA-RM) but do not explain how to do them. OCR consistently calls Risk Analysis the foundation of every HIPAA Compliance program.
HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules mandate compliance by Health Care Providers of all sizes - from one physician, dentist, optometrist, or licensed clinical social worker to the largest medical center.
This lesson is designed to enable your Organization to perform a complete Risk Analysis of all PHI it creates, receives, maintains or transmits in any format. You will understand and identify threats, vulnerabilities and risks to your organization's PHI wherever it is located.
This webinar focuses on HIPAA Rules for transmitting informational email and text messages to patients over an electronic communications network.
The webinar will concentrate on topics that HHS has announced will be the focus of the first round of "desk audits". They reflect significant areas of non-compliance revealed in the 2012 pilot audits and HHS HIPAA violation investigations concluded by Resolution Agreements and Corrective Action Plans.