Remote work involving PHI is here to stay - at least for a while: The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency has ended. But one effect of the pandemic remains - some covered entity and business associate staff continue to work at home or other remote locations where their duties involve receiving, creating, maintaining and transmitting protected health information (PHI).
HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates, suddenly forced by the pandemic to have staff work from home, discovered costs could be reduced when staff worked remotely instead of coming in to work every day. The pandemic also forced organizations to make up protocols to protect PHI at remote locations virtually overnight with little time to train or properly equip workforce members. Consequently, new, previously unconsidered HIPAA breach risks plagued staff trying to do their job in new settings and protect the privacy and security of the PHI they were working with. Surveys indicate that although the pandemic public health emergency has officially ended, remote work will continue. And privacy and security protections for PHI at remote locations are still working in progress for many organizations.
This webinar draws on remote work lessons learned during the pandemic to provide HIPAA compliance guidance for both Covered Entities and Business Associates that continue with workforce members working remotely at least part of the time.
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