HIPAA Texting and Emailing - Do's and Don'tsFebruary 10, 2021 - CA US
Overview: This lesson will be going into great detail regarding you practice or business information technology and how it relates to the HIPAA/HITECH Security Rule and securing PHI in transmission. I will go through multiple examples and specific scenarios and also offer simple common-sense solutions. Areas covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data, personal devices, and risk factors. I will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors. I will speak on specific experiences from over 18 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases in state law, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information. More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices. Don't always believe what you read online about HIPAA, especially as it relates to encryption and IT, there are a lot of groups selling more than is necessarily required.