Changes to HIPAA Breach Notification Rules - New notification standard in place, compliance enforced starting September 23, 2013

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Jim Sheldon Dean
Webinar Id: 800125


One Attendee


The New Final HIPAA Breach Notification Rule that becomes enforceable on September 23, 2013 requires all HIPAA covered entities and business associates to follow a number of steps to be in compliance.

If there is a breach of protected health information that does not qualify for one of the reporting exceptions, the breach must be reported, unless a risk assessment shows that there is a "low probability of compromise." All reportable breaches must be reported to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services at least annually.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Breach Notification Laws
    • State Breach Notification Laws
    • Changes to HIPAA Breach Notification
    • Federal Breach Notification Law and Regulation
    • The Who, What, and How of Breach Notification
    • The Risk Assessment Process in Breach Notification
  • Preventing and Preparing for Breaches
    • Using an Information Security Management Process
    • Using Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment Before a Breach
    • Most Common Types of Breaches
    • Information Security, Incident, and Breach Notification Policies
    • The Importance of Documentation
  • Enforcement and Audits
    • New HIPAA Violation Categories and Penalties
    • Preparing for HIPAA Audits
    • Case Studies
  • Future Trends and New Threats to Prepare For
    • History vs. the Future
    • Why Security Trends Are Changing
    • Implications of New Directions in Attacks and Targets

Who Will Benefit:
  • Compliance director
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Privacy Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • HIPAA Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
  • Office Manager

Speaker Profile
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities.

Sheldon-Dean serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and is a recipient of the WEDI 2011 Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sheldon-Dean has more than 30 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development. His experience includes leading the development of health care related Web sites; award-winning, best-selling commercial utility software; and mission-critical, fault-tolerant communications satellite control systems. In addition, he has eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Sheldon-Dean received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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