How To Revitalize Your HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Program Live Webinar

If you are a “Business Associate” or “Covered Entity” or a “subcontractor” who handles ePHI, it’s time to get serious. If you receive, store, process or transmit ePHI, you need to attend this webinar. No matter where you are in your HIPAA-HITECH compliance journey, you will benefit from ideas on how to revitalize your compliance efforts in this live, 60 minute free webinar.

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The Challenge

The deadline for HIPAA Security Rule compliance for Covered Entities (CEs) was April 2005! More recently, Business Associates (BAs) become statutorily obligated to comply with the law in February 2010. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, significantly modified and strengthened many aspects of the HIPAA Security Rule (and Privacy Rule), including the penalties that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could impose for violations of the HIPAA rules. The Breach Notification Interim Final Rule requires even more vigilance and robust controls programs.
New proposed rules issued in July would establish requirements for CEs and BAs to have Business Associate-type contracts with their downstream suppliers (subcontractors) who handle electronic Protected Health Information.

The Solution

If you receive, store, process or transmit ePHI, you need to attend this webinar. No matter where you are in your HIPAA-HITECH compliance journey, you will benefit from ideas on how to:
Jump-start your program
Revitalize your compliance efforts
Update your program with HITECH requirements
Develop an internal benchmarking system
Implement safeguards as soon as possible
Evaluate current administrative, physical and technical safeguards
Many CEs and BAs have ignored the regulations for the last six years. A majority of BAs are not even aware of their new obligations under the law. Will compliance change? — Most experts think so and so do we! The HITECH Act has been called a “game changer” because it significantly strengthens many aspects of the HIPAA Security Rule (and Privacy Rule), including the penalties that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could impose for violations of the HIPAA rules as well as enforcement. As a visible demonstration of seriousness, HHS has begun posting Data Breach Notifications/Violations, required by law, on its web site.

One huge change driven by The HITECH Act is that Business Associates are now statutorily obligated to comply with all relevant sections of the law.
If you are a “Business Associate” or “Covered Entity” or a “subcontractor” who handles ePHI, it’s time to get serious.

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The Results

With the information and approaches presented in this webinar, you will become prepared to revitalize your HIPAA-HITECH compliance program by learning:
How to form your right cross-functional team and governance to establish your program
The new Civil Monetary Penalty System and consequences of non-compliance
Recent cases posted on the HHS “Wall of Shame” Web site
How to assess your compliance with the regulations
What comprises a balanced HIPAA Security program
Practical, actionable steps to take today to mitigate risk and help assure compliance
Who Should Attend?
Business leaders and managers with responsibility for Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and HIPAA-HITECH Privacy and Security compliance should attend. CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Security Officers, Chief Information Officers.

Agenda:

This session is offered as a 60-minute webinar using the GoToWebinar platform. The open format encourages questions during and after the session. Attendees will receive the presentation materials.
This webinar is designed to help CEs and BAs understand and act on the major changes brought about by The HITECH Act and help these organizations get started on their HIPAA-HITECH compliance programs.

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Presented by Bob Chaput, CEO – Clearwater Compliance LLC

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