HIPAA Compliance for Remote Workers

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Paul R. Hales
Webinar Id: 803476


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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.

Why should you Attend:

  • Attend this webinar to see how your remote work PHI safeguards measure up to hard-learned best practices during the pandemic. Cyber-criminal attacks on the healthcare industry increased dramatically during the pandemic. PHI in remote workplaces is a low-hanging fruit for criminals. Even more worrisome is that unsecured remote workplaces offer criminals a back door to the parent organization and its affiliates. Remote work is not going away. Make it a priority to protect PHI maintained, transmitted, created, and received by staff at remote workplaces.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • The New Normal in Healthcare
    • Remote Work
    • Hybrid - Remote and Office Workplaces
  • HIPAA Rules for Remote Work
    • Key Privacy and Security Rule Safeguards
  • Remote Work Protocols
    • Securing the Remote Workplace
    • Remote Workforce Guidelines
    • Remote Work Technology Considerations

Who Will Benefit:
  • Health Care Providers
    • HIPAA compliance officials, IT staff, and senior management
  • Group Health Plans - Fully Insured or Self-funded
    • HIPAA compliance officials, IT staff, and senior management
  • Health Plan Brokers
  • Health Plan Third Party Administrators · Business Associates
    • HIPAA compliance officials, IT staff, and senior management
  • Covered entity and business associate C-suite and board of director members responsible for HIPAA compliance and data privacy oversight
  • In-house and outside health law counsel

Speaker Profile
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.

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